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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glen Scotia: Official bottlings

Glen-Scotia

14 years

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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80/100

The colour is old gold with amber glints. The nose is light, fresh and pleasant with some hints of citrus, cereals, spices and iodine.
The palate does not entirely confirm the nose and has a light and sweet texture.
The finis is short, salty and herbal.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
About 30 distilleries were operating in the Campbeltown area not so long ago, and fortunately the area could preserve a limited production for the Glen Scotia distillery. The 14 y.o. version is really an amazing whisky, combining sweetness and spices to a pleasant medicinal aftertaste. Iodine is also a characteristic of the smell of this remarkable single malt. A lovely finish, although a bit too short.
79/100
The nose reveals a strange freshness, with some very discrete orange hints on a malted background. The expectations created by the first nosing are not really followed in the palate, however, the taste is very pleasant, very fresh with some slightly spiced notes. The finis is too short, but the whole results in a very nice bottle.
79/100
A rather expressive nose, with clear and pleasant fruity notes on a barley an sea breeze background with some discrete hints of coffee. The expectations issued by the nose are not confirmed in the palate; Despite the diversity of tastes and aromas, the announce complexity the nose announced is not really present, and an impression of (good) pear alcohol dominates. The finish is quite short.
79/100
The nose is marked by cereals with clear toffee hints. Not very expressive and on a rather limited flavour palette. Some vanilla on the background.
The mouth is very similar to the nose. Not more complex. Toffee, vanilla and cereals, in a pleasant but not spectacular whole.
The finish prolongs exactly the nose and the mouth. No flaw but no surprise neither.
79/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Bright amber Nose: Strong maltiness, the alcohol bites the nose a little. Later some smoke and also a strange but very interesting kind of salty sour fruitiness show up. Pickeled onions or cucumbers with dill and mustard seeds. Taste: On the palate there is still the salt and dill pickles combined with firmly grabbing malt in the beginning, later some very discreet sweeter caramel-like notes and dark chocolate. Finish: More short than long but with interesting smoky accents the pickles now having changed more to something fruity like forest berries. Conc.: I am very glad to have obtained one bottle of this old bottling maybe two years ago, which is stranger but maybe even more expressive than the newer 12 years old. Tasting date: 09/28/09
86/100

Glen Scotia
12 years


Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40%
Bottler
Official
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Glen scotia 12
Personal Comment
A very nice nose, clear and straight away, very spicy (pepper) where some sherry hints and hay smell on the background. A very nice complexity. The mouth confirms the nose, with nice spicy hints, clear chocolate notes, plum hints and a warm finihs, pleasant with nice "pruneaux d'agen" aftertaste. The whole is exceptionaly complex, pleasat and without any aggressivity. A very nice whisky anyway.
What a surprise, after the blind tasting, to discover it is a Glen Scotia 12 yo...
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Darker gold, amber. (Coloured? I don’t know and I don’t want to know, and the label keeps its secret) Nose: The most beautiful balance between such seemingly contrary impressions like smoke, seaweed, sour cream, citrus notes and sweet dried fruits (bananas, apricots) I ever experienced so far. Also hints of a musty cellar, properly salted porridge and mowed grass. Taste: A similar beautifully arranged bouquet of impressions but here sweet condensed milk and dates are added and the smoke marks itself with a small step forward. The sour cream steps back but stays there and is not at all disturbing (tempting like potatoe crisps with sour cream ‘n onion taste). Finish: The sweet milk, the smoke and the seaweed are wrestling on the tongue into a surprisingly good peppered finale. Pity, but I think it is a little too short and long for a little more.... Conc.: I think a few more %-points or even some years would have done pretty good to that bottling, but nevertheless a very pleasant and fulfilling Glen Scotia. It is easy to imagine the great potential of this destillery. I look forward a bottling in cask strength and keep on searching at the Indies... Tasting date: 2009-07-17
84/100

Glen-Scotia

Heavily peated single malt

Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
45,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
American Oak
Cask number
single cask 525
Dates
Distil: 23-7-1999 Bottling: 15-6-2006
Bottle
173 of 330 btls
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Forum 81/100
Glen Scotia heavily peated single malt
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly marked by sea spray and peat and detects hints which are both medicinal and fruity. A very nice balance between both rather different types of smells seem to reign. After a while, some cut grass whiffs come in addition of this already pleasant nose and gives it all its complexity.
In the mouth, peat merges with fruits (green apple) and give a nice and contrasted impression of a discrete acidity mixed with a light bitterness, a refined woody hint.
The finish is long and keeps the memory of the discrete bitterness and the peat.
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Cask #518 Colour: bright, clear apple juice A very fresh nose, not dominated by peat, sea salt combined with a surprisingly clear fruity approach. Ripe pears, bitter almonds and a fresh breeze from the sea in a very well balanced relation. On the palate the full peat shows up, mixed with a sublime sweetness. Long and warm finish, the fruits disappear, the peat lingers on and on. Another great contribution to the revival of this a bit underrated brand.
79/100

Glen Scotia: Independent bottlings

Glen-Scotia

Signatory Vintage 1991

Collection
Signatory Vintage
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 208-210
Dates
Distil: 11/02/1991 Bottling: 18/10/2000
Bottle
760 of 932 btls
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79/100
Personal Comment

Glen Scotia is an amazing distillery, dying and helped by its only local concurrent, Springbank who does not want to see this historical monument disappear for ever.... It would be a pity. This Signatory version is pleasant but I prefer the 14 y.o. official distillery version. It remains a good bottle with the typical character of Campbeltown, somewhere between the continent and the Isle of Islay.
74/100
A second tasting partially denies the first one. This malt gives pleasure from the very first nosing and the taste, between sweet and smoke is rather pleasant. A nice finish does not temper the general impression, and the rating this time is higher.
84/100


Glen-Scotia

Rare Auld Cask Strength 18 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
57,6 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 71375
Dates
Distil: 05/1991 Bottling: 04/2010
Bottle
173 of 252 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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78/100
Glen Scotia 18 DT
Personal Comment
Colour: Gold
The nose is very fresh and quite complex. A slight tingling due to alcohol is undoubtedly present without being annoying. Notes of mint and a slight bitter gentian reminiscence complete the picture.
The palate is quite strongly influenced by alcohol and the gentian bitterness that marked the nose discreetly dominates the palate at first. The palate is less complex than the nose was. Too bad, because the nose was very promising
The finish is long and also marked by bitterness and alcohol.
78/100

Glen-Scotia

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
44,2 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry wood
Cask number
single cask 1
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
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WDTS2013-01 85/100
Glen Scotia WM Twenty
Personal Comment

Color: Amber
The nose is relatively discreet and uncomplicated. Emerging notes of coffee, mixed with those of malted barley. The whole is quite enjoyable but did not reach the heights of pleasure.
The first impression in the mouth is that of a well fused whisky with an interesting balance. While not complex, that mouth is nice and strongly influenced by the mocha and latte.
The final, still on coffee and mocha is of medium length.
86/100

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Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Chestnut.

Nose: Superb! Deep and vibrant. Very jammy and smoky at the same time. Smoky, but not the“regular” Islay smokiness. An "antique" smokiness, with lots of organics: Dried mushrooms (black trumpet mushrooms?), all sorts of oils (especially hot industrial lubricant), freshly tanned leather (or is it freshly sheared wool), and a hint of solvent, like in a high end blend or an old bottling. Terrific nose, complex, and very entertaining!

Mouth: Great, great, great! Same jams, same smokiness, same oils, same “dirty” organics than on the nose. Just seems a little weak at the beginning (40%?), but who cares: just take a bigger sip and you take off!

Finish: Long and smoky, assuming the sip was big enough ;-) !

Comment: I could drink liters of this. An old style bottling that smells (and tastes!) as antique as an excursion in my Grandma’s attic.

91/100
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Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Clear sherry tones, sweet smokiness, raisins, spicy and even somewhat chocolate.
Taste: Very sweet with some bitterness.
Finish: Medium long, spicy and some sweetness at the end.

90/100
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Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“This is is more subtle than sample 4th but works a bit better overall. Anyway, it would be really hard to choose one over the other.”
This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, nuts, citrus, cinnamon. Smells slightly younger than sample 4. Maybe 10-15 years old?
Taste (90): powerful, oily. honey, nuts, wood, citrus, floral, cocoa.
Finish (90): (5)longer than average. honey, citrus, wood.

90/100
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Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
nose: Old oak and fresh forest fruits, mild saltiness, vanilla, caramel, toffee and a moccachino.
taste: smooth caramel and toffee, nicely spiced with dark forest fruits, more spiciness towards the finish with a salty touch.

90/100
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Comment by Malt1972
Colour: dark amber
Nosing: rich sherry at first, then malty nutiness, dates and some vanilla
Tasting: rounded, well balanced sherry (Oloroso?), some tannins, pronounced but not overwhelming
Finish: long, big and sweet.

89/100
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Comment by Jbrice
Nose: initially, it smells much like sherry and especially the fruit (cherry) and then over the aeration, I feel a mixture and that fairly marked, of sherry and medicine flavors ! A medicinal sherry?? Some peat too. A mixture of ketum (for athletes!) Or Vicks and sherry. Very fresh and minty with sherry in the background. Marzipan.

Palate: On the palate, it is rather powerful, dry, austere compared to the nose. Peat and medicinal side predominates. The fruit is in the minority. Some smoke too.

Finish: Long, fine. Minty, medicinal, a bit fruity. Herbs (thyme and rosemary). Some hints of cherry.

Comments: Very special but very interesting and original. Is this a young Laphroaig sherry??
I liked it. A quite rich and complex whisky though young in my opinion.
89/100
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Comment by ALouis
Colour: deep amber
Nose: A whisky rather marked by sherry.
It has a little rubber, spices, orange, chocolate, even a slight smoke brought by the wood and a little incense.
Mouth: mouth not astringent and less marked by the barrel, a gourmand and fruity sherry.
Spice, orange, chocolate, vinous and some notes of dried fruits.
A balanced palate.
Finish: rather long, the sherry.
89/100
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Comment by Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, amaretto (a good one without chemical notes) combined with a slight acidity (a bit like Limoncello), hints of dry (nuts) and dried fruits (red fruit) and mushrooms / moisture are added while breathing
taste: low to medium intensity (climbs up after the beginning of the taste), alcohol is well integrated, in line with the nose but a bitterness of burnt caramel is present all the time (disturbing for me because it is in parallel with other flavors and not mixed with them)
finish: medium

Conclusion: A whisky with a beautiful nose and a very complex taste but the bitterness in the taste causes him to lose some points. Lovers of old wood will certainly add a few points because of this note.

88/100
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Comment by Mars
Nose: very ripe fruit, a little acidity and green apple. Well integrated alcohol.

Mouth: Lemon, a little bit watery.

Finish: Medium to long, very bitter, lemon grass, slightly woody.

Comments: Looks surprisingly like the glen ord 1999 at 54.4 ° from MOS that would have been reduced. In short, a good whiskey that lacks power. Aeration and the addition of water does not add much except a better balance and more fruity notes. It also lacks complexity.
Still, I like it!

88/100
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Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: rather discreet, floral, a little solvent, spice and candied fruit.
Mouth: a little more open than the nose, fruit jam, honey, spices and bitter oranges.
Finish: rather long
88/100
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Comment by Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: starts with strange earthy flavours. Cardboard and rubber, but also grassy notes of hay and heather. Gingerbread. Cinnamon, leather and some smoke as well.
Tasting: round and robust. Sherry and peat intermingle quite well, though a tad bitter. Tannic. Some spice at the end.
Finish: medium long, dry peat. Nutmeg and pepper.

Comment: an intriguing dram. In particular the nose is nice.

88/100
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Comment by Mars
Nose: Sherry, red fruits, mocha, coffee, nuts. It's fresh (mint).
After 3 weeks: It's more fruity with notes of mandarin.

Mouth Mocha latte. A little bit light.
After 3 weeks: Light lemon and green tea. Or may we say green lemon tea?

Final: Coffee with milk, spices that take precedence over the rest with time, nuts (walnuts broux). Medium length.

Comments: No fault but something is missing. Not very complex. I love it!

88/100
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Comment by Amor57
A nose dominated by vanilla and showing a pretty fruity. What could be more enticing? Ladies dessert apple and blackberry against gentlemen raspberry and plum, the duel being officiated by Dr. Cocoa. It gives off a good impression of freshness and richness. On the palate, the attack is fresh and tangy. We stay on the same chocolate and fruity pallet with hints of cherry extra water spirits and tannic bitterness. The finish is still on the same range: chocolate and Cointreau, lemon and pepper.
All very balanced and pleasant. He might have earned a few degrees stronger.
87/100
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Comment by jmputz
Color: Mahogany
The nose is initially quite beautiful and exudes discreet notes of sherry and then evolve into dried fruit, such date followed by the appearance of pepper. Nice nose promises for the future ...
The first mouth is less pleasant than the nose foreshadowed. Sherry wood notes are added, all with a sense of excessive dilution. He clearly lacks a few degrees to allow the whisky to give everything it seems to have in it.
The finish is long and warm, and the memory of mocha and nuts persists for a few minutes.
87/100
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Comment by Dede
Color: Amber

Nose: we are here on the front of tangy sherry, with beautiful aromas of tangerine, blood orange. Then caramel, but not excessive, some woody notes and a touch of fresh mint. This really a nice nose.

Palate: Less fruity / sour than the nose announced, although we still have a bit of mandarin, with lots of wood, sherry and still this little fresh note of menthol. Damage the fruits are no longer present.

Final: Chocolate, tangy, with a well marked tannic bitterness and a hint of astringency.

Conclusion: A nice malt, with a nice nose, but a little too marked by wood at the mouth without, however, being prohibitive.
87/100
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Comment by RX21
Colour: Copper
Nose: Strawberries, precious woods
Mouth: Red fruits (raspberries, black currants), hazelnuts, almond
Finish: On the wood and walnuts

87/100
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Comment by Amor57
At the nose, prune is clear, before the hazelnut and a subtle grapefruit. As in the old leather appears ventilation and citrus are no longer present. And with good ventilation, slight traces of camphor and an equally slight bitterness appear on a background of white fruits, apple first. On the palate, the attack is frank and gentle, like a supported caress. Amount of fruits including citrus mingle with spices, dried fruit and peat cutting. And, paradoxically, presence of alcohol brings out a sense of bleach, such as the swimming pool. The finish is on the shortbread with cinnamon, but also a small sherry and a severe drought.
A well-made whisky, which does not show a great complexity, but nice.
86/100
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Comment by Canis_Lupus
Dress: Amber.
Nose: rich nose first, heavy, close to sulphur candied fruit, fruit jellies. Alcohol and red fruits (blackcurrant, raspberry). A little bitter cocoa. Some fresh vegetal notes (juniper) appear from time to time. Leather and sherry vinegar also. The profile is softened with time and is adorned with a dusty side ... surprisingly, perhaps metal.
Palate: Creamy and smooth, well-rounded, very soft, but lacks expressiveness.
Finale: Starts a wave of bitterness woodland.

Comment: A little difficult to identify as is. Probably a potential opening with time, but can not be confirmed in one tasting.

86/100
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Comment by jmputz
Color: Amber
While not complex, the nose has very pleasant notes of sherry, slightly sweet plum jam, quetsch plums . Quite intense, the nose is very promising.
The first impression in the mouth is set back from the nose. Clear acid notes dominate the palate, giving a nice freshness to this whisky. Very light slightly bitter notes, white coffee embellish the mouth but does not give it complexity.
The finish is long and remains on the register of freshness as was already the mouth.
85/100
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Comment by Pompix
On the nose, walnuts, terracotta, date , rhum-raisin combo, leather and fresh varnish.
Slightly dry in mouth but decreased by breathing, which brings a nice sherry influence (walnut/wood).
Varnish back in finish.
Nice but only on sherry.

85/100
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Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Smooth, on sweet fruity notes and light floral aromas.
Taste: Very round, grassy, slightly floral and smoky, with some sweet fruity notes. The finish is medium, grassy, slightly smoky and bitter, with some cardboard, tangerine, a touch of rubber and malty notes.
Impression: A good and enjoyable well rounded and smooth sherried whisky.

85/100
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Comment by mapi
Color: tan with brown highlights

Nose: A pure sherry, wax, rose water, leather dust, but with a twist: a very valuable tip saline.

Palate: The palate is smooth. You immediately know where you are. Defined aromas on the nose are present with a rule of leather and the contribution of dark chocolate notes that give a good density. the second part of the mouth offers floral (hyacinth).
The mouth is still too soft with a lack of depth and tone.

Finish: The finish is very fine, very delicate before going on softness. Damage after a nose so attractive if it comes to a lack of power. The gap between what is expected and what happens is too big.
85/100
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Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold, pale amber.
Nose: nose on a first fleeting note of banana, traces of rum, and hints of almond pastry (financier) with notes of praline. Some acidity. Although endowed with a certain presence, it is difficult to define. Gains in power gradually but is still extremely melted, a challenge to the analysis. Spark: reminds me of apricots stuffed with foie gras with pistachio chips. Rum-raisin ice.
A little water makes it easier nose.
Mouth: Hard to define. A certain presence but merely raises the notes collected in the nose.
Already difficult to define without water, then with ...
Final: In the wake of the mouth.
The water makes it disappear completely.

Comment: Difficult to define by dint of being cast, lacks precision of definition. We feel that it could have something good, but it is not successful. Nothing objectionable cons.
84/100
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Comment by Dede
Color: Amber
Nose: It starts with notes of alcohol fruit (pear grappa) which disappear quickly, giving way to a strange but interesting mix of marshmallow sweets, burning plastic, Viandox, oregano. The list may seem disparate, but all still remains coherent and above all fun. The water melts even better these different elements together.
Mouth: Do not lack power but relatively little is expressive. It is marked by bitter notes balanced by some acidity, all seemed a bit artificial and chemical without being disagreeable. Adding water did not improve.
Finish: Quite long, along the lines of the mouth.

Conclusion: An interesting malt, not easy to define. The nose is, from my point of view, well above the mouth.
84/100
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Comment by Roblanza
color: Ochre
nose: vanilla, wood, caramel, 'Slight' liquorice
Taste: Smooth, light fruitiness, caramel and a nice woody. Slightly peppery finish
84/100
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Comment by Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, dark chocolate, balsamic vinegar, "Huba Buba" chewing gum, a half sweet / half dry sherry profile
taste: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, i line with the nose, at first it's the sweetness that dominates, the mid-palate is balanced and the finish is dryer, not very complex but very pleasant / drinkable
finish: short to medium

84/100
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Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Woody. The cherry syrup from sugar cane. Figs & prunes.
Mouth: I think too diluted. Woody and Chocolate Milkshake.
Final short enough.

A profile that I like but this dilution flange this malt.
83/100
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Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Russet
Nose: Ha ha! Quite interesting and to my liking I must say. Starts very jammy, with lots of stewed fruits. Red prunes (if you know quetsches) and strawberries cooked together and sticking at the bottom of the cauldron. Something slightly cloying too, as if the jam was being prepared with a 50/50 mix of sugar and honey. Getting very spicy now. Someone threw a whole cinnamon stick in the cauldron, along with a generous splash of solid tannic red wine. Freshly peeled tree bark. And at the end, something more delicate, like fading rose petals. Hope this won't bee too woody on the mouth.
Mouth: Well, woody it is. And surprisingly punchy regard to it's rather low ABV (43%?). Starts with nice notes of Sevillan oranges. Continues on nice crystallized citrus and marzipan. I like the taste, but I'm afraid this one spent a little too much time in its cask or was victim of an uncomonly active cask, hence a slight harshness that somehow disturbs me.

Finish: Getting really drying now, with more and more tannins. Too bad!

Comment: A luscious and spicy nose, but the mouth is way behind, too obviously influenced by the roughness of tannins, unfortunately...

83/100
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Comment by mapi
Dark amber color with brown hints.
Nose: The nose has a very unpleasant side at the opening, notes of organic decomposition. Aeration reduces the sensation. It then proceeds to polish and notes of dark chocolate.
Mouth: The mouth is round with a bit oily texture. Alcohol is involved in a second time to support. the mouth is short and quickly leaves room for the retro-olfaction.

Final: the finish is short, tannic with a hint of smoke and dark chocolate aromas Van Houten.
83/100
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Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: pretty sherry notes (chocolate, black fruit) coe out of the glass immediately. Then some chemical fragrances (leather, smoke), accompanied by marinated cherries. Aeration confirmed my impressions. We look for a bit of complexity but everything seems in place, still playing as a duo. Eventually, with patience, the trio finally forms, still in balance. I think that it is a bit simple but it is very nice, with a beautiful fragrant amplitude.

Palate: The sherry is slightly spicy (still smoked) beginning the mouth on gourmet chocolate. Lemon tart slips briefly then mid-palate before leaving its place to the discrete cherry with the arrival of a persistent bitterness.

Final: The final will be out soon on fruit and bitter chocolate makes a noticed comeback (but not in a good way).

Comments: The mouth takes the ugly defects that the nose seemed gird. The emancipation of the flavors go through some successful attacks. It's not bad but far from memorable. Pity that the cherry is so bullied once the nose (promising) past.
83/100
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Comment by wiski
Color: Amber

Nose: The nose is initially fruity, apple and ripe pear, sprinkled with sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger). Notes of soaked raisins develop. Fragrances of old polished furniture grow with aeration, noble wood, polish ...

Palate: Very soft, harmony between dried fruits, sweet spices and woody notes, cocoa and black coffee too, neither too sweet nor too bitter, old, with notes of leather that develop later. Greedy. A gentle hint of smoke in the finish.
83/100
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Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: nice balance between ripe fruit and smoke. Sugar cane. Sweet. notes Some animal in the distance. Woody. Green apple notes with aeration. A little spicy.
Mouth: soft, oily, in line with the nose even if the smoke gives way to a slight vegetal bitter taste as rum. The relative and apparent complexity of the nose disappears too quickly.
Moderately long finish especially on the bitterness of sugar cane.
Conclusion The nose is bright, the mouth behind het nose feeling with too much lack of expressiveness and complexity. It worked well ...
82/100
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Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour:Dark Copper, rosewood, darker shade of brown.
Nose: Dried fruit, in the back there is a nice note of leather.
Taste: A very well marked entrance, more on the fruity side, less leather on the palate, it gets replaced with delectable notes of licorice or even spearmint. Very nice, round and firm.
Finish: Here the soft smoke comes back, combines very well with the dried fruits which change to a soft, and discreet, not irritating perfumed and a little soapy note.
Conclusion: A very fine dram, well balanced and pleasant, the finishing not too dominant.
Guesswork: Not young, might be a well crafted highlander, finished in a sherry or port cask.
82/100
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Comment by Jeep
Nose: The nose is dusty: newsprint. After aeration, engine oil, chocolate and caramel. A meaty side: gravy and leather.
Palate: The palate is relatively light (significant reduction?). Oily and woody, full of chocolate. Smoked a little as well (style bacon).
Final: Final moderately long and slightly saline.
Conclusion: Lack of punch unfortunately
82/100
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Comment by Flonews
Color: amber

Nose: Light and aggressive. Rather mild. The nose reveals notes of herbs, spices and notes heavier wax. Rather elegant and delicious, the alcohol level helps appreciatin it quickly. Rounds with time on notes of ripe fruit fun while keeping a spicy background.

Mouth: Aggressiveless and progressive development of the wood and cereals. A bit of astringency. With aeration, the gap between the nose and the mouth becomes more obvious. The latter keeps astringent and woody base with a slight bitterness while the nose becomes thinner and more captivating.

Final: Fairly short but consistent.

Sympathetic whisky which can be approached very quickly. But ultimately, this gentle aspect withdraws amplitude. While the nose becomes thinner and caressing, with notes of frank sherry, the mouth remains fairly monolithic, woody and relatively short. But it's still a good whisky developing scents and tastes francs. Not necessarily for an evening, but very well cordial.
81/100
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Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Bizarre. Notes on hydrocarbon as a Caroni Rum 1983 but very diluted. Green and vegetal. Is not really desirable in the first approach. Is a little too light, even with aeration.
Palate: quite bitter and unappealing even if in line with the nose! Nice mouthfeel. Lack of clear material.
Finish: quite bitter with our grilled / burned that appears ....
Conclusion: first intriguing (nose) and disappointing (in the mouth) and even borderline rude (final).
80/100
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Comment by Blackmalt
Colour: amber copper

Sherry nose, a bit too focused on the alcohol this time. Dusty notes of honey are there. A strange smell which makes me think that I breathe dust chalk texture. Damage that alcohol is a little too present.
It does not hurt, but it did not help either. It will then go to the coffee and still that damn smell of alcohol. It fills me, it fills me ... With water profile will be substantially the same.
It may be more about the milk chocolate with raisins. Ha actually, it evolves a little and happily! I like the smell of red wine vinegar and then that's it.

Mouth rather weak attack and woody. Spicy (pepper) a taste of wet newspaper. A little too watery for me. Then an alcohol taste like the nose. With water, it collapses completely.
It may be more vegetable cooler.

The finish is short. And not very expressive ... It's a shame. Oh yes, there may be a slight taste of roasted peanuts. Then back in the mouth a little "rough", I do not speak of astringency.

Comment: uh .. Not very excited. The nose was nice but alcohol bothered me in the end. With water, it was better but not transcendent.
For the rest I can say the same thing. The mouth was not already fabulous without water, then with it was worse. And the final too short. I did not like and I stick it 80 only for the nose.
80/100
WDTS2012-04
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Arno
Nose does not start the best ways: new synthetic leather smell "cheap" type shoes at the opening of the cardboard box ... This note continues deaf & bitter on molasses. With hindsight, there are woody, resinous, slightly Intertidal (paper, old book), raisin & popcorn, and mix medicinal preparations for inhalation such ...
Mouth on the leather, smoke & ash, register that dominates the first half of this mouth. Then things become clearer, with pine resin, leather, traces of peat, pepper. Finish in the sherry (dry fruits, notes of roasting).
Final: sweet, soft, but with hints of popcorn & hot in "burned cereal"
Conclusion: crippling nose, the mouth does nothing. Adding water & an extended aeration could not change my impression. Frankly medium.
76/100
WDTS2012-04

Glen Scotia: samples

Glen-Scotia

1991, Bourbon Hogshead

Age
20 ans
Taux d'alcool
53,2 %
Embouteilleur
Malts of Scotland
Fût
Bourbon Hogshead
Numéro fût
single cask 12009
Dates
Distill: 22/05/1991 Embout: 01/2012
Bouteille
158 btls
Particularité
Brut de fût non filtré à froid
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78/100
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose needs a lot of time to begin to reveal something. After a few minutes we managed to detect a mixture of malted barley and bitterness. Then a hint of Marshmallow.
The first impression in the mouth is rather surprising. After the hyper discretion of the nose, the palate is quite violent. Presence of alcohol, acidity mingled with bitterness. Green fruit, nut, but all a bit messy. After a few moments, that mouth calms down a bit and everything is now dominated by notes of milk chocolate and mocha.
The finish prolongs the mouth. Chocolate and mocha are present, as well as bitterness.
78/100


Glen-Scotia

1992, Sherry Hogshead

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
51,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12031
Dates
Distil: 02/1992 Bottling: 05/2012
Bottle
66 of 158 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-07 87/100
Glen Scotia 1992 MOS
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose leaves clearly perceive the sherry but also alcohol. After a few moments, once the alcohol vapor dissipated, you feel the chocolate and plum jam. Damage that alcohol is fairly poorly controlled on the nose.
In the mouth it feels to drink sherry first. The notes of plum jam and cocoa are well represented, and the discomfort caused by alcohol in the mouth has completely disappeared. The mouth is nothing spectacular. Pleasant but dispensable.
The finish is long, and paradoxically, the finish is much more spectacular than the mouth. More intense and complex.
84/100

WDTS2012-07
Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
nose: full sweet sherry (obvious with a color like that) full old furniture, fat vanilla, chocolate chip cookies. I'll let it open up for a minute or two, pom-ti-pom pom-ti-pom... some black currants now, burned caramel and cacao.
taste: very mild sweetness of old furniture and chocolate brownies, same black fruitiness as the nose. Towards the finish more spiciness of black pepper and nutmeg, the finish is long and spicy with more woody notes and fruits.

I can imagine the bitter notes of raw cacao can scare people at first but take your time with this one and you'll be awarded

92/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: medium amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, sweet sherry, fruit compote, leather, young balsamic vinegar, wet cellar / mold, light stable aromas
tatse: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, aromas in line with the nose, profile half sweet half dry, smooth, round
finish: medium to long

91/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Dede
Color: Mahogany
Nose: Well marked by sherry, sweetly tart, with fragrant mandarin resting on a base of precious wood softened by the fondant a good milk chocolate. Sulfur is also present, marking the nose with notes of black powder which add to the overall complexity. Very pretty.
Taste: A lot of wood, but good wood, bringing a lot of spices (ginger). Sulfur is still present. It's pretty powerful, but less complex than foreshadowed by the nose. Water helps to release citrus.
Finish: Quite long, tannic, it has unfortunately some astringency.

Conclusion: The nose is beautiful. Mouth, and especially the final are unfortunately a little too marked by wood.
89/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Nice sherry monster. Not a Macallan definitively... not at cask strength... maybe Aberlour?”
This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (90): (5)more than average. nuts, citrus, peat, honey, powder. Nice nose!
Taste (89): powerful, oily. nuts, citrus, wood, leather, honey, floral.
Finish (89): (5)longer than average. nuts, floral, citrus.

89/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by ALouis
Color: Copper
Nose: sherry We have a big mass, not the most elegant but not too sulfide. We have quite marked vinous notes, dried fruits, spices, cocoa and prune.
Mouth: idem, sherry is a little too present,  on dried fruits, vinous notes, but also a slight smoky a little pepper and hints of rubber.
Final average over a woody presence and caramel.
88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Hoke
Color : Amber
Nose : sweet, nice sherry and a little bitterness on the background
Taste : a punch alcohol, nice sherry hints, dried fruits,
orange
Finish : warm, and a little dry , long finish


Overall a very nice sherry bottling

88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold, dark amber.
Nose: Nose first woody, leather, rubber, slightly acrid, lots of spices, leather, pork belly meat barbecued, tart, the sherry vinegar. Chocolate and coffee also note roasting. Raspberry brandy. A very nice nose like sherry monsters only know how to express.
Palate: Oily, spicy and woody, a whiff of rubber, sulfur slightly. Salt.
Finale: In the wake of the mouth, but here the rubber sulfur largely takes over.

Comment: A true sherry monster with lots of character. Probably a "Love it or hate it." Very much to my taste, but the rubber note is perhaps a little too pronounced. Adding water makes this whiskey more accessible but it takes a lot of personality
88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Quite a lot of alcohol at the beginning, which dissipates fairly quickly. With aeration, this whisky is a classic but shows beautiful sherry aging. I love. Red fruits, plum, dried fruit, some chocolate and coffee, timber. Solvent in the background almost makes me think of a Japanese but do not dream!
Palate: The attack is fresh and powerful. I feel tasting a cask strength.
Finals: Warm and long enough on a little fruity acidity.

Comments: A great example of what can be a whisky aged in sherry casks. Even if there is no complexity, I love.
88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Tawny.
Nose: Nice ripe fruits strike first. Ripe plums. Unfolds on a very nice and well balanced peat-sherry combo, softened by lots of jams and cooked fruits. And a touch of red wine after a little while. And struck matches now. Complex, unconventional, entertaining… I like that!
Mouth: Oh yes! Peaty it is. Earthier than coastal. Quite some burnt wood. And quite some (nice) sulphur. Really pleasant. Starts soft and rounded before turning drier and slightly bitter. And a slight cheesy note?
Finish: First gulp ends really drying and bitter, but becomes softer after a while.
Comment: An enjoyable peaty sherry malt with a spark of jamy madness. Go for it!

88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is of burnt rubber, coconut, licorice and light alcohol. On extreme precision. Nutmeg cloves, cumin light. Strengthening the nuts and licorice, highlighted by a slight bitter orange sign aeration. In the mouth the attack is frank, clear and precise. The bitterness dominates highlighted by orange. Licorice, clove and yellow fruits remote start of the game, with traces of smoked ham, coffee. The medium finish remains on the same pallet with a licorice faring better than other flavors.
Dominated by sherry this whisky is very precise ... and very pleasant.
87/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Fruity (candied) and very delightful sherry tones. After that, light smoky wood tones and some herbs.
Taste: At first mild, then spicy and sweet bitterness.
Finish: Long, spicy and some bitterness (tannin) at the end.

87/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Flonews
Color: dark, dense
Nose: Intense and immediately sherry. Greedy and rich. Reminds cognac as much by the color than by the perfume.
Mouth: too strong as it is (am I a little nature?), Alcohol neutralizes the taste of the attack. Franc woody side remains persistent with hints of cocoa. Adding water reveals a bouquet of dried fruit. Beautiful and captivating. The mouth becomes accessible, but it is strangely not as greedy as the nose. The first sip reveals a very present bitterness and woodiness. It disappoints almost by the promises of the nose. Advancing in the tasting, the flavors become more involved and becomes bitter cocoa while the woodiness, always present, is more enjoyable. Balance requires more time to properly install. The nose is magical throughout the tasting.
Finale: The cocoa and timber predominates. The finish is not very long, but the flavor still present in each sip is really nice.

I gave him a score of 87 (92 for the nose, 82 mouth)

This is a great whisky making more promises than it seems to hold. However, the richness of flavors is quite enchanting and makes a very good vigil companion .
87/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Wiski
Color: Dark Mahogany.
Nose: The nose is very fruity (dried fruit, candied fruit) with fine caramel notes, caramelized brown sugar. Fragrance of rose flowers . After ventilation notes of coffee are very marked. The leather also made its entrance. With water, very licorice and very leathery, meat.
Palate: The texture is very thick. On ripe fruit, almost burnt caramel, bitter leather, old leather, and bitter orange peel. Rather woody (old wood), almost vinous. Dense. With water, very fruity, but always on the look sweet and bitter.
Finale: On the bitter orange, dry sherry, leather and very old wood.

Personally, this one really makes me think of Caroni rum ... But since this is a whisky tasting and there has never been a trap (I think ...), it must be aged in a whiskey barrel as a Sauterne original example.
Points for originality, but it is not my style.
87/100
WDTS2012-07
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: The prune spring on what appears to be an evocative dram. Then the leather is accompanied by a little raspberry vinegar. There are also some cashew nuts and coffee. We find eucalyptus and pepper also. A nose that is progressing well and promises.
Palate: Grilled sausages on the attack and the alcohol is a little overwhelming. Adding a little water balance this with a little grain in the background, with dark chocolate and malt. Spices also come on later.
Finale: In the line of the mouth. A little short anyway (with a bitterness present).

Comment: A nice whisky when you add a little water. The nose is still far above, varying on lots of topics. On the palate, the attack is frank and convincing but it becomes a little less interesting in a second time. The finish is also a fair bit.
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose a little too gentle but rather sweet. Seems quite complex with notes of dried dates, figs and exotic fruits (mango particular). Envy even if you have to go get it. Smoke appears difficult to ventilation but also less attractive notes of rubber. Fish in fine!
Taste: Quite complex but difficult to disentangle. Versatile with developments in line with the nose (fruits, smoke, fish, nuts ...). Not ultimately a bit disappointing lack of spine.
Finish: medium to short
Conclusion: Promising, pretty good, but overall frustrating from several angles (note the rubber mouth less dense / structured as one might hope, final without interest).
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by mapi
Colour: Topaz
Nose: complex nose, powerful starting on the solvent and then evolving into the wax. It was an impression of dust. And then comes a sense of Turkish delight with rose that restores depth.
Palate: The palate is soft and creamy. In line with the nose. Somewhat austere anyway.
Final: The final is clearly positioned on the bitter chocolate Van Houten including its a little dusty side.

Total whisky too gentle. A bit like sherry had taken everything ...
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: mahogany
Nosing: lovely sherry, dried fruits, figs, mint,
Tasting: intense with a sharp edge. Lots of tannins, maybe a little bit too much. Mint again, almost eucalyptus.
Finish: Long but with a lot of bitterness, some vanilla in the end.

Comment: an a-typical sherry monster. Although I like sherry monsters this lacks a sherry sweeetness for me. Too much bitterness as well.

85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Mars
Nose: Coffee, lots of precious woods, nuts, red fruits and a little exotic fruits. With a little water: appearance of chocolate. Very nice nose.
Taste: Coffee, mocha, nuts, cloves.
Final: Precious wood, nuts, becomes more bitter with time (chicory).

Comments: A nice sherry just a little simple and who takes a long time to reveal himself. A lot of wood who take time to partly disapear.

85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
The nose leaves clearly perceive the sherry but also alcohol. After a few moments, once the alcohol vapor dissipated, you feel the chocolate and plum jam. Damage that alcohol is fairly poorly controlled on the nose.
In the mouth it feels to drink sherry first. The notes of plum jam and cocoa are well represented, and the discomfort caused by alcohol in the mouth has completely disappeared. The mouth is nothing spectacular. Pleasant but dispensable.
The finish is long, and paradoxically, the finish is much more spectacular than the mouth. More intense and complex.
84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by RX21
Color: Amber
Nez: Precious wood, exotic fruits
Mouth: Sherried, woody, dried fruits
Finish: Bitterness, woody

82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Borg
Color: dark gold-brown
Nose: First deep sweetness, then balanced wood and chocolate/caramel. Overall not strong on the nose, don't last long
Taste: sherry-wood sharpness, dry malty taste, dark chocolate, hints of floral perfume
After: Late burn, malt and burned wood.

Typical sherry character, but not as sweet and fruity as you would expect.

80/100

Glen-Scotia

19 years

Collection
Sestante Collection
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
59,2 %
Bottler
Silver Seal
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-01 87/100
Glen Scotia 19 Silver Seal
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: amber
Nose: very nice nose of greedy sherry, vinous notes, dried fruit, black fruit, chocolate, spice, light varnish and marine notes, seaweed, shading.
Beautiful mineral notes are also present, worthy of great Sancerres.
Mouth original on a elegant peaty sherry combo was chocolate, a fine peat, seaweed, iodine, some vinous notes of sherry vinegar.
Then more gourmand and fruity notes arriving, on orange, black fruits and dates.
Finally it ends with meaty notes and mineral wish.
Finish: Very long on the peat, fruit and sherry
92/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by jmputz
Colour: Old gold
A very nice nose marked by sherry and pleasantly woody notes behind a veil of moisture. Alternatively the sherry and the oak dominate and then new odors occur. Cocoa, ripe fruit.
Very promising anyway.
In the mouth, the same notes are present. Here also a nice evolution with a clear presence of sherry and then first appearance of fruity, acidic. Notes of cocoa and coffee follow. The palate is very complex and well balanced. A little wonder
The final prolongs perfectly the mouth. Long and both hot and gently cool. We find all the sensations of the mouth.
91/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Hahaha! Very welcome sherry character! Just the whisky I needed at the very moment I needed it! No idea which whisky could be... maybe 12 to 15 years?”
This dram has a tawny-like color.

Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, nuts, citrus, floral. Good sherry! Aye!
Taste (90): powerful, oily. nuts, honey, citrus, wood, spices, herbs. Quite a lot of sherry here!
Finish (90): (5)longer than average. nuts, wood, honey.

90/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Exotic fruits who are gaining strength with aeration, red fruits, haribo strawberry.
After 3 weeks: haribo strawberries disappear and that is unfortunate. We got some rancio, many nuts and it become waxy with a little water.

Mouth: Uber uber fruity (citrus style), light smoke. This is powerful.
After 3 weeks: Slightly waxy and bitter. We lose some fruits along the way.

Finale: Fruity, light peat, spicy. A lot of spices when adding water.
After 3 weeks: The fruitiness is very exotic. It is bitter, powerful with nuts and spices. The finish is very long.

Comments: Very nice fruity whiskey which does not seem long enjoyed a vent more than that. Unless you love spices (pepper, etc.), I would avoid water at all costs. And I emphasize this last point.

90/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
nose: wow, old wood, toffee and coffee, chocolate, vanilla, blackberries and almonds.
taste: very delicate flavor of a sherried dram, some spiciness, chocolate, nuttiness, warm apple pie and cinnamon, the finish is nicely spiced with nuts and coffee/mocha flavors, very nice and not too woody, great dram.

90/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Very special. Has a beautiful sherry manzanilla. I almost feel like smelling a yellow wine too! Many nuts, rancio and wood. As the aeration, I feel the damp earth, geranium, red fruits, cocoa and coffee.

Palate: Sweet, smoky, woody, oily and vinous and I think I feel peat!

final:

Comments: It would be an aging cask Bunnahabhain manzanilla it would not surprise me! I loved this whisky especially given great originality ..
89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: warm and sweet (red) fruit tones, nice clear wood influences, spicy but also marinade.

Taste: Sweet, spicy and some bitterness.

Finish: Long and spicy (pepper).

89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jeep
Nose: It stings a little, alcohol is quite present. Smell of dust and old newspaper. Ok, we'll wait a bit to give aeration a chance... After aeration, the dust remains and combines with pepper. Maybe some kind of meaty character. Quite a lot of wood and leather. A slight (beautiful) acidity contrasts with all these heavy flavors.
Palate: Round, full. rather oily, motor oil, powerful, very powerful. Mechanical, very masculine whisky, almost animal. The mid-palate is quieter: wood, pepper and leather.
Finish: Fairly long and a nice minty freshness.
Conclusion: Very particularly whisky. I'm on the verge of not liking (because of the dust), but manly sherry (if it is a sherry) I like a lot. I would go for the distillery on a GlenDronach, or maybe a Glen Scotia, why not!
89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Yellow gold.
Nose: first nose is rich and oily, flowers and heady undergrowth, humus, peaty soil at the foot of azaleas in bloom. This nose rocks quickly on tart notes on the red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, along with potpourri. Dried fruit, some spices, a lightweight timber, hot heather. Drinking red fruit, cherries in brandy. Precious wood, sandalwood, cedar wood.
Taste: A bit of wood and a lot of spices. The earthy nose that is more discreet.
Finale: Starts in the extension of the mouth, very warm, then evolves by approaching the nose.

Comment: Pleasantly surprising. Of different aromas and flavors that could oppose, but here perfectly complement and enrich each other.

89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Amontillado Sherry.

Nose: Spicy and woody. Quite some cinnamon and clove. Chocolate coated candied orange slice. And lots of burnt wood. Spicy and resinous. Musky. Cedarwood, and a touch of incense. Very Japanese-oriented, actually.

Mouth: Hotter than expected. Deserves a drop of water (or even two!). Thick and bold. Lots of precious wood mixed with cocoa powder and a hint of prunes. Tasty, but the whole thing sounds a bit rough and ready. The kind of bottle that would deserve a long breathing to be tamed.

Finish: Some nice high grade milk chocolate brings a nice softness.

Comment: A powerful and tasty dry sherry malt ala Mortlach, probably from a heavily recharred cask. For those who like their whisky hot and spicy! Good stuff, but a little sophistication is more to my liking.

88/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by mapi
Color: light brown with gold highlights

Nose opens on the shot of alcohol but it passes very quickly on classic notes of maturation in sherry casks. Leather, black fruits. The nose is fruity sherry than the other series, but offers pep.

Palate: The attack is smooth, alcohol involved in a second time. The middle of the mouth is characterized by the concentration, alcohol and flavors are blended into one another. One floral side comes and improve the structure.

Finale: back on the sherry with leather and cocoa. The final has a good length, and a little sharp searing. notes of rose and peppermint bring freshness.
88/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by wiski
Color: Amber.

Nose: Quite delicious notes of caramel, licorice, leather and cocoa. The nose develops with notes of dried fruit, especially with nuts, raisins, roasted and grilled appearance also takes place and leaves imply notes of coffee (grain). Notes of black fruits grow, leather, everything is rich and well melted, woody noble.
Taste: Very Chocolate Milkshake and very "cofeeish" the mouth is also very woody and spicy (mild spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, 4 spices). Recharred Oak cask? Woody spices are present, and notes all with heat.
87/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: amber

Sherry nose! Overripe strawberry, plum (jam) a touch of black pepper. A little red wine also. With the vents, I would have milk chocolate. But not any.
No, the one with raisins and dusty. Thereafter slightly malty, but it remains in the background, not enough to override sherry. I might say something stupid, but I have the feeling of soap under the nose .. With a dash of water, it seems to me a smell of tea. I do not know which one by cons.


Frank mouth (spicy) and rather dried. Woody and sherry of course. With water, as I seem to have sharpened a pencil.
The metal pencil with sharpener on top.

The finish is long and spicy. Still in the same register.


Comment: Nice stuff. The sherry is not too heavy, the flavors are nice and good continuity between the nose, the mouth and the final.
Just a shame that sensation of alcohol "waste" the whole a little bit.
86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Flonews
Color: beautiful amber

Nose: Opens with rich notes on vegetal background. Promising after aeration, notes of dried apricots and wax are more present. And then wood. A touch of water alleviates all and reveals aromas of chocolate and cognac. Very pleasant with time.

Palate: The alcohol is huge but it can not hide the flood of wood. Vanilla and oak are very present and very long. The water opens the beverage, but the wood remains dominant, hogging the attention. Coarser than the nose, but with lots of character.

Finish: present and long, especially on the wood, drying out at the end.

This whisky is promising although the alcohol level is a bit of a barrier to fully appreciate such. The addition of water in a whisky marked by sherry is often a challenge, but here it is frankly welcome. However, behind all these small invitations hides a whisky for lover of wood. The barrel is very present and you have to accept to enjoy a whole. But I love it!
86/100
WDTS2013-01
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: At the first nosing sherry remains very present but a bitter herbal note (wormwood) stands out. Chocolate and hazelnut then share the spotlight. It makes you want to soak the lips but it remains relatively closed.
After a while, fresh spring grass with apricot and a little chesnut. After the typical brutality (chocolate hazelnut), partial appeasement (the power is still there) is appreciated. Watermark is detected as a hint of smoked meat.

Taste: A nice greasy texture that brings out chocolate, malt with a big power. Lemon and bitter herb (lightly smoked) are then introduced. Water changes only little but tempers the ardor gives this dram.

Final: falls quickly on a nice cool (but do not fear herbaceous bitterness), quite pleasant after hostilities commenced by sherry.

Comment: A most unusual sherry it seems. Schizophrenic, it distils its power quota as much as sherry sweetness tart and bitter, against point. Surprising if not perfect. The nose is really fun.
86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by RX21
Colour: Copper
Nez: strawberries, red fruits
Bouche: Sulphur hints, sherry, wet wood, dried apricots,
Finale: on the sherry dried fruits
86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Seems pretty complex, on the basis of sherry, but very compact and difficult to analyze. Relatively little change at the aeration, apart from a peak of glue or varnish.
Palate: spicy, peppery sauce. Evolution on a fairly dry sherry, somewhat complex but balanced. A surprising herbaceous note. Glue notes like at nosing.
Finish: rather short even if there is a persistent sherry side and some bitterness.
Conclusion: A honest malt , interesting although not a favorite. Might deserve that one is interested if the price is reasonable.
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, sweet / sour mix, almond paste, stewed sour fruits, freshness, milk marmalade
taste: medium intensity, alcohol fairly well integrated, more sourness than the nose, especially stewed fruits, walnuts and walnut skin
finish: medium

85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Amor57
We start the tasting with a slight bitterness on a distant sulfur and dust on a wet dog. But this is only a first impression, quickly overtaken by milk chocolate, spices reinforcing slowly rare tannins, and prunes. The smoke is clear and spices are a little more present. More consistent ventilation brings nothing more. On the palate, the attack is dry and slightly alcoholic. Wood, but also prune, a touch of honey and another coffee, rare citrus, almond make the mouth pleasant. The finale revolves around the eucalyptus or camphor, which accompanies a slow extinction of sherry.
The profile is very different between the mouth of one hand, dominated by wood spices, and secondly, the final more earthy. An interesting whisky.
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nose: lots of tannins! Rich sherry and dried fruits (figs, apricots and sultanas). Later on oranges and tangerines as well. Leather.
Taste: very woody and spicy (pepper and nutmeg). However the sherry influence is pleasant and contributes to the roundness of this whisky.
Finish: the wood remains for a long time. Nutty and bitterness as well.

Comment: I like sherried whiskies a lot, but this one is too woody for me to score very high.

83/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Smooth, fruity, rich, on peach and some other sweet fruits. Complex.
Taste: Very floral, on violet, perfume, marzipan, vanilla and some pears? The combination of flavours is not very easy to describe and to characterize. The finish is medium, malty, with some starch, cardboard, light grassy notes and some honey. With some nutty retro-olfaction.
Impression: A very smooth and light whisky. Refreshing.

80/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by dede
Color: Amber

Nose: The nose is aggressive, marked by the alcohol vapors. Let's give him time to aerate a bit. OK, it's getting better thereafter. We are faced with a pleasant blend of woody and tangy tangerines, blood oranges on a background sweet (caramel), with a small premium key chemical (felt Velleda). Still a lot of alcohol anyway. Water soothes the spirit and brings out notes of fresh spices (star anise), but also cardboard, candied fruit cheaps.

Mouth Outcha, there's volts! Wood and caramel emerge, but without water, difficult to say anything else. Yes, it's more drinkable like that. It starts on a wooded young, with a lot of bitterness, low acidity too, and spices, but the whole remains a draft. Not very pleasant.

Finish: Quite long, marked by a bitter green.

Conclusion: Nothing objective at this stage, but I do not like. There, I said it. Reminded me of the Allt a 'Bhaine the Witch.
70/100

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Glen-Scotia

Cask 1992

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
62,1 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
refill sherry cask
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2003
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BT2005 0/100
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Glen-Scotia

1992, Kintra

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
51,8 %
Bottler
Kintra
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 5
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2012 87/100
Glen Scotia Kintra
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Glen-Scotia

Daily Dram Glen Scotia 1991-2012

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

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