Distillery: Glen Scotia
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottled: August 2014
Age: 15 Years Old
Cask type: Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
Strength: 56.1 % Vol.
I’m not a really Glen Scotia fan if I’m completely honest, they have some interesting whisky but it’s not my thing, usually. So when Antea, one of the Ambassadors at SMWS Queen St suggest I try it I had my reservations but trusted her judgement. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Nose: Fruity and sweet with a acidity to it. There are strong hints of grapefruit and papaya on the initial nosing. This is followed up by heavy notes of caramel and butterscotch.
Palate: Sweet and sour through and through. There’s a real sourness to on first taste, which is quickly complimented by an incredible sweetness, that has very strong hints of vanilla and caramel. Very pleasant indeed, much to my surprise.
Finish: Tart and sharp, and not overly long or complex. The sweetness does add a little to it and makes it quite interesting and enjoyable. But it’s over far too quickly.
Verdict: This is a very enjoyable dram, with its mix of flavours adding a little something extra to it that a lot of other whisky doesn’t have. It’s one I’d happily drink when I’m after something a little bit different.
Rating: 1 Bottle
Tasted on 30/04/15 by Stuart