Another Glen Scotia (I really love this distillery, especially when it’s bottled by IB) from the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss. If you remember the excellent Merchant’s Mahogany Chest (another 1991 vintage GS from Wemyss I reviewed), you might have guessed I had very high expectations from this one. Will it live up to the expectations? not all casks are created equal and when it comes to single casks you never know what you are going to get, do you?
Nose: Fruity, with apples, some red fruit and some flower petals, but also darker and deeper with some spices (cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom) as well as a certain Rum like feel.
Palate: Wood spices galore, with a fruity tang, dry and spiced, then getting woodier with a hint of smoke,ginger and maybe a hint of cigar leaves.
Finish: Pepper, spicy with quite some wood and tobacco.
This is a very interesting Glen Scotia, but it’s not in the same league as the former Glen Scotia offering form Wemyss. I guess the sherry influence in the former did the magic where here it’s not as strong, and the wood notes i loved there are missing. Having said that, this is still a yummy whisky, and very enjoyable at that.
Official sample provided by Wemyss Malts