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Glen Scotia 2003 Rum Finish 2019 Campbeltown Festival Bottling Review

Glen Scotia 2003 Rum Finish 2019 Campbeltown Festival Bottling The Campbeltown Festival, a celebration of the distilleries in the Campbeltown region, happens every may and Glen Scotia have taken to annually releasing an interesting bottling for it each year.

This years bottle, distilled in 2003, has been finished in Guyana Rum casks for eight months, which suits me as I'm tired of all the Sherry cask whiskies that seem to be appearing everywhere.

This has a light gentle nose initially that grows and grows, the palate hits you like a freight train first up though, both combine to make a seriously drinkable dram, this is delicious stuff and i would highly recommend that you grab a bottle of this and drink it.

You should see this arriving at your favourite Specialist such as The Green Welly Stop

Many thanks to Ibon at Glen Scotia / Loch Lomond Distillers for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


I was expecting a waft of engine oil first but it's not, it's more soft doughy uncooked pastry, with a light demerera sugar caramelised topping, theres puffs of dirty smoke (coal/peat/oi) the longer it sits in the glass along with a hint of strawberry and liquorice laces and a touch of coal tar soap.


There's a tingle of pepper on the tongue straight away and the peat and dusty coal smoke hits next, hints of spiced oak and caramelised brown sugar sweetness are next, liquorice and strawberry laces again then a touch of puff candy


Coal tar soap, liquorice

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glen Scotia 2003 Rum Finish 2019 Campbeltown Festival Bottling
Age: 2003 Vintage
ABV: 51.30
Distiller: Glen Scotia
Bottler: Glen Scotia
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Campbeltown
Posted: 24/04/2019 by Tom

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