Distiller: Glen Scotia
ABV: 61.2% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Nose: Sweet buttercream, bright fruity lemon citrus, musty sea air. The fresh baked bread and maritime is a nice balance given how sweet it smells.
Taste: Sweet, thick and rich. Honey, musty paper mache, bright apple. Then things get serious. Charcoal smoke, burning wood, and minerality storm in. Next is some brine and a faint fishy note. The ABV is hard to ignore too – pretty hot, although it’s young and north of 60%. Creme brulee and sweet toffee round out everything.
Finish: Long, rich and nutty. Almond, brine, ash and more fresh baked bread play all over. Lots going on here.
Overall: I really like this. I’ve yet to have a Scotia this young, this powerful, and entirely ex-bourbon. Stats I expected not to like, but I’m into it. Nice work, Scotia (and SMWS).
Thanks for reading!
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect