Glen Scotia – 10 Year Old

Whilst on a recent trip to Campbeltown I had to pop into the Glen Scotia distillery shop and purchase a bottle of their 10 year old single malt.

Glen Scotia has two different single malts, peated and non-peated. The peated single malt is usually distilled over a 6 week period each year.

Glen Scotia has stopped malting it’s own barley. They buy in only malted Scottish barley to the master distiller’s specification.

This grand old distillery (founded in the 1830s) produces a wide range of single malts, festival editions, seasonal expressions, gifts, and even a 48 year old single malt.

Today I am going to do a tasting of the 10 year old, classic Campbeltown malt. This malt has been matured in first-fill bourbon barrels.

Glen Scotia – 10 Years Old, Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol, 70 cl.

Colour…Rich golden amber.

Nose…very coastal, rock pools, salty sea spray, peeled apples, new un-charred oak staves.

Taste…More oak lost the apples now got a citrus burst, vanilla-infused sugar, mild spices, a deep and intensely coastal dram, seaweed, creme brulee, a very tasty and elegant dram.

Finish…Long finish, oak, fruit, and a puff of white pepper.

A very delightful dram, and priced at around £30.00 in many supermarkets (a steal). The bottle is presented in a blue gift box which has gold accents.

Check out Glen Scotia’s website for all the details for a tour and a visit to the shop at the distillery.

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