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Glen Scotia Double Cask

Glen Scotia Double Cask

Glen Scotia distillery is located in the Campbeltown region, being one of just three distilleries left in the smallest whisky region in Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1832, also known as The Scotia or Old Scotia.

Glen Scotia Double Cask single malt is non-age stated (NAS) whisky. Aged in first fill bourbon barrels, finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.

Campbeltown gives you high expectations

Whenever there’s Campbeltown involved, it’s hard not to think about Springbank distillery. You automatically start to compare to Springbank’s great whisky making track record.

That’s probably what happened to me too. My expectations were automatically high, even though we’re talking about completely different distillery. Even Glengyle (Kilkerran), the other distillery in Campbeltown, has produced good whiskies.

So I have to admit, there was unfair comparison involved. Too bad I didn’t have more of this Glen Scotia malt to taste. Oxidation seemed to make it better, though I’m sure it wouldn’t affect much to my ratings.

Matured in:
Ex-Bourbon barrels, finished in Ex-Sherry Pedro Ximénez casks
Colour: Amber
ABV: 46%
Nose: Pleasant sweet sherry dominates. Fruits and oak, bit of red berries. Orange peel.
Taste: Lots of oak, bit dry, slightly sherried. Hints of spices. Drops of water makes everything smoother, yet brings layers of spices to the palate.
Finish: Quite long. Spices and oak, hints of fruits. Raspberry marmalade late in the aftertaste, and spices attack again. Addition of water and air gives more layers such as sugars, nutmeg and rhubarb.
Balance: Could use more structure. Not as full as PX matured whisky could be. Has little bit of character and pleasant to drink. Let it breathe, this one gets lot better when you let it rest in the whisky glass.

Glen Scotia Double Cask Scoring

Distillery: Glen Scotia Region: Campbeltown
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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