Glen Scotia – The Old and the New Compared
The Whisky Boys have done a comparison of two grand drams from Glen Scotia, Campbeltown.
Glen Scotia Single Cask 2016 Festival Bottling 15 Year Old 57.1 Alc/vol
We will start with the new.
Colour: Antique Trombone
Nose: The aromas were deep and warm together with a plentiful plethora of fruit.
Taste: On the palate the fruit continues to be in charge, real maritime flavour, salty sea breeze, quite oily, a little spice in the background.
Finish: Is fruity and enjoyably long. Another winner from the Campbeltown born and bred Master Distiller, Iain McAlister.
Glen Scotia 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, (Old Style Bottle) 40% Alc/vol
Let’s turn to the old. This bottling is from the 1980’s.
Colour: Shiny Ship’s Bell
Nose: The aromas are light smoke, vanilla spicy and a saltiness.
Taste: On the palate we have a well rounded and full bodied, spices still there, now a little fruit, still have saltiness and smoke.
Finish: Long finish, rounded and smoke lingering. A real coastal maritime Whisky.
Both Nicola and I have visited Campbeltown on many occasions and a visit to Glen Scotia is always high on our list of essential visits.
From Glen Scotia’s core range Jim’s favourite is the Double Cask and Nicolas’s is the Victoriana.