Tuesday 31 January 2017

Glen Scotia 12 Review

Hi everyone,

If you're wondering where the disclaimer has gone, I've put it down the bottom to cause less disruption. Onwards.

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
Body: Light/Medium
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.

Thanks for reading!

Review #319

Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, I have never accepted free samples from anyone in the whisky industry, but have bought bottles or samples with my money, bringing a different set of biases. Also, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. I apologise for any seemly low or 'bad' scores given with my system and am sorry I can't say only nice things (unless they are actually present). Please keep in mind that I am ethically compromised and am completely unable to produce unbiased reviews. -2nd Ed.

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