Glen Scotia Double Cask

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
2022-10-20
You hear a lot of good things about distilleries from the Scottish coastal town of Campbeltown in recent years. It's hard to have a conversation about Glen Scotia without someone steering the topic towards Springbank, which everyone agrees is better in every way. Is that really true?
Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia Double Cask (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

Double Cask is an NAS Scotch with Glen Scotia single malt matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and aged for up to a year in Pedro Ximénez (PX) sherry casks. Up to one year - a wild time specification.

Smell

More intense than expected. Honey, vanilla, candied fruits, as you know them from the fair and a bunch of peach. If the whisky lingers a little in the glass, we perceive hints of leather (yes, exactly the section for leather shoes in the shoe shop), herbs and clear sherry notes. A floral note, as well as something woody, which is more reminiscent of a burnt match, can also be detected.

Taste

Dry - really dust-dry - a lot of spicy oak lies mouth-filling in the foreground. Left and right we find a bit of cinnamon, some peanuts, dried fruit (dates, apricots and peach) and a dominant vanilla.

Finish

The finish drags - like chewing gum - spicy-intense, as well as earthy-leathery and has a dominant note of Swiss herbal bonbons.

Conclusion

Really multi-faceted and great. The Glen Scotia Double Cask doesn't have to hide in any way from a Springbank 10 Year Old. We find it significantly better and at less than half the MSRP. It is even on a par with the Sprinbank 15 Year Old and we don't need to talk about its price. It proves once again: Don't chase the hype and keep your eyes open - then you will find simply delicious, exciting whisky with a great character in the lower price segment.

85/100 - Excellent
(Marcel: 87 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: Very Good

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