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Glen Scotia is known as the other distillery in Campbeltown, always a bit overshadowed by the epic Springbank. This is the only one I've tried but it seems like a bit of a difficult malt.
Glen Scotia 12 46%
Colour: Very Pale Gold
Nose: Very fresh. Lovely mix of pastry yeast, fruit and vanilla. Croissants, butter, toffee, dusty apple, pear, a little rubbery leather, coffee beans, a little chocolate.
Water: Bitter grapefruit, green grapes and more of the leather and coffee beans. Some porridge and chalk coming out.
Taste: Gentle arrival, lovely zippy fresh fruit and citrus- Green apple and lemon, some pear, yeast, pastry then much more coffee and rubbery leather building and going into the finish.
Water: Less sharp citrus, more gentle pastry, porridge and yeast. Bitter development with new tyre rubber and rubbery leather.
Finish: Medium/Long length. A little bitter with coffee and chewy leather.
Shaded black bottle with a cow on the label. A lot of Refill hogsheads and feints with this one, however there's lots of older notes for a 12yo.
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