Please don’t laugh at me when I say the only reason I chose to try this is because of the name Glen Scotia. It sounds cool. But hey, as Michael Fassbender said in the movie ‘Inglorious Basterds’, “damn good stuff, sir.”
Findings in Glen Scotia 15 Year Old
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Glen Scotia is not a particularly well-known distillery. To be frank, distilleries from Campbeltown aren’t well-known at all, except for Springbank, they are the rockstar of distilleries in Campbeltown. However, this is also the reason why Glen Scotia 15 was able to surprise me.
Nose: Really quiet at the nose. Opens up as time goes but still quite subtle. Sweet like vanilla, nutty, perhaps peanut. Cheese, I smell cheese, quite unique actually. I didn’t like it the first time I smelled it but I am starting to like it! Most reviews online suggest apricot aroma, I agree but not really aggressive.
Palate: Yep, definitely cheese or milk, you can really taste the dairy product in it. It sounds weird but it’s actually quite pleasant. The aforementioned peanut note is really prominent. I taste dried fruits but nothing like apricot, plum maybe? Relatively oaky but I guess it’s a given considering a 15 yo whisky. Moderately sweet.
Finish: Not long-lasting, a little bit of seawater after taste, quite interesting.
To be honest, I can’t believe Glen Scotia 15 was priced at $75, it honestly deserves more than that. I mean, I can’t really pinpoint any whisky I’ve tasted before that is/are similar to Glen Scotia 15 and you get all these crazy combinations of flavours. This only means one thing, what are you waiting for? GO GRAB A BOTTLE NOW!
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