Glen Scotia 15yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glen Scotia 15yr

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  • Distiller:

    Glen Scotia

  • Bottler:

    Glen Scotia

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Glen Scotia 15 is a pretty straightforward dram. There is a distinct lack of sour notes contained within, but there equally aren’t any true signature characteristics to grasp the drinker.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I'm really pleased with this baby. I think it's a success. Not Springbank, of course, but in thirty years time, you never know.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Best served on a porch at sunset overlooking a coastal view, or at least with this image called to mind in lieu of a nearby ocean.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Medium-bodied, relatively dry, with ginger, oak, and cloves, before a touch of milk chocolate appears. The chocolate darkens. Aniseed and perpetual spice.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The palate is mildly smoky and drying, showing espresso, vanilla, leather and cigar wrapper, plus a baking spice finish. Water pulls out a fudgy undertone, overall it's still relatively oaky and dry.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It is well rounded and hits a lot of notes I like.
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  • Nose:

    Doughy yeasty baking sweets, vanilla, toffee and cloves and cinnamon. Kind of an oatmeal note. Mild smoke char, salted caramel is really heavy. Smells very inviting

  • Taste:

    Mild smoke and char. Burnt brown sugar. More doughy malty sweetness and a whole lot of toffee. More salted caramel follows. I'm really enjoying this and the mouth feel is good even for the proof.

  • Finish:

    Medium but gentle. Well blended and sweet with good char notes mixed in.

  • Overall:

    I really enjoyed this dram and I chugged (not literally) through my third of the bottle dangerously fast. I think it maybe lasted two weeks. It is well rounded and hits a lot of notes I like. The oatmeal and salted caramel notes were also a neat new niche. It's a little pricey at $99 a bottle but certainly not unreasonable. It didn't blow me away but I thoroughly enjoyed this. For this reason, I'm rating Glen Scotia 15 a 6 - definitely a cut above.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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