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Glen Scotia 8yo

(40%, OB, +/-1980)
Average Score: 83
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlen Scotia
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlen Scotia
Alcohol By Volume40%
Other Details+/-1980
Issued1980*
Average Score83


Maniac Ratings
Craig Daniels83


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Light machine oil, floral honey, meadow flowers, some sump-oil blackened steel, some petrochemicals & charcoal; both sweet and subtly smokey. The flowers/perfume, honey and charcoal tend to dominate. Palate: oily, rich, briny/salty and fudgy. Some ginger and some smudgepot; some peat but quite restrained. Finish: warming with toffee and some drying wood and some metallic bitters. Reprise of smoke. Quite long. Comments: At least 22 years since I tasted this version last. I bought this one at an auction about two years ago. It was in pristine condition. A much more savoury, richer and more interesting whisky than I was expecting. The mouth feel at 40% is an object lesson for modern distillers.