Glen Scotia / Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia Double Cask Review

Glen Scotia Double Cask Day 7 of the Whisky Advent Calendar is this Glen Scotia Double Cask.

Days 3-6 haven’t been posted as I’d already reviewed them but for completeness they were –

Day 3 – Compass Box Great King Street Artists Blend
Day 4 – Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 12 Years
Day 5 – Dalmore 15yrs
Day 6 – Kilchoman Machir bay (bottled 2014)

This Campbeltown single malt is finished in a combination of first-fill bourbon barrels and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks.

I always enjoy PX matured whiskies with that sweet treacleyness so this i’m very much looking forward to.

This is delicious, but weird at the same time, its got lovely sweet flavours, but that dirty engine oil note i tend to get with Glen Scotia, very nice stuff indeed though.

Thanks to Drinks by the Dram for the calendar and thus sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


initially it’s light treacle covered crushed nuts, then a gentle swirl in the glass brings in acetone and used engine oil, vanilla creeps in along with sherry covered dried fruits, a prickle of pepper and allspice runs across this also, it smells tasty but dirty and malty too


tangy citrus fruits, orange peel in particular, cloves and ground ginger mix with engine oil and malty bread, treacle scones, and a hint of smoked beechwood


tangy, spicy, sweet, yummy

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glen Scotia Double Cask
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Glen Scotia
Bottler: Glen Scotia
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Campbeltown
Posted: 07/12/2015 by Tom

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