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Review: Glen Scotia 10 Year Old

Glen Scotia 10 Year Old (Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021 Bottling)

Cask Info: Matured in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Bordeaux Red Wine casks.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

56.1%

No

Yes

€64.5


Glen Scotia 10 Year Old (Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021 Bottling)

Nose: It smells like an early-summer breeze, bright and gently sweet. Wafting into my nose first are raspberries, blackberries, red apple peel, and red grapes. There’s a light touch of vanilla sugar in the background. Water reveals hints of salinity and orange zest.


Palate: A slightly waxy mouthfeel. I taste preserved plum, dried persimmon, and more red apple peel, supported by warm spicy notes of cloves and candied ginger. Water brings out the wood influence – oak tannins and slightly bitter.


Finish: The finish is of medium length and is dry. There’s a lingering zingy sensation, with flavors of wood chips, peppermint, and grape skins.


Final Thought: If you like Arran 10 Year Old but want a bit more oomph, this is the answer. This whisky is light-bodied yet strong. After all, it’s 56.1% ABV. Personally, I don’t think this expression is very Glen Scotia-like. The other Glen Scotia whiskies I’ve tried are more full-bodied and smell more unique. Nevertheless, it’s a delightful whisky. And it’s probably one of the better red-wine-finished whiskies on the market.


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 86/100.

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