Known for their lighter, more delicate single malt whiskies, Glen Scotia is one of the three remaining active distilleries in the legendary Scotch region of Campbeltown. Acquired by the Loch Lomond Group in 2014, and releasing only a few core expressions of single malts, the Glen Scotia 25 year old whisky was launched at the Campbeltown whisky festival on 24th May 2017 and promises to be a new staple release.
M: Nice gentle peat smoke upfront and then soft, fresh green fruits (apples and pears) when you give it a bigger sniff.
M: Light body and fresh fruits, kinda remind me of a crisp white wine at first and then waves of light peat smoke take over. Lots of delicate fruity flavours in there.
M: That white wine sweetness and fruitiness is quickly followed by peat smoke (more than I thought it would) and a little peppercorn spiciness before fading back to the Parma Violet sweetness
I’m amazed that all elements of this whisky have been in a barrel for at least quarter of a century. It is so light in colour and body, but that must mean that it’s maturity is all in the flavours. Really nice and fresh fruity flavours that are all complemented by the peat smoke. I would be even more intrigued to find out what it tastes like without the peat element. Overall it’s a lovely whisky and definitely one that’s more suited to the summer months, than the peat monsters I’d associate with winter. When it comes to the wallet though, there are 25 years of rent to cover within the bottle price, so it’s not something to go around drinking everyday, despite how much you’d want to.
I should also thank Steve @TheWhiskyWire for arranging the tweet tasting sample set 👍🏻