Glen Scotia 17
Added on Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 07:43 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $85 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Mike
 
The nose is grassy, lemon zest, grain, lemon bar.  Very light.  Palate is thin and light, but pleasant.  Stays grassy, less citrus and sweetness. Water brings out lemon and gum drops. Helps the sweet minty quality come through the finish.  C+/B-.  Considering its 17 years, $90, and the 14 is so much better, hard to give more than a C+. 
Chris
 
N: Vanilla, almonds, and a little fruit.
P: Funky fruit bubblegum, much like an older Irish whiskey.  Mixed woods fill in the the remainder of the palate.
F: Round and full, very drinkable. 
Andy
 

Nose is plastic mattresses in a baby nursery.  Taste is light, dirty rubber band.  B-

 

Retaste 11/7/11

 

n: Cream soda with a mint leaf

 

p: So I panned this before but I've been digging it  for a while.  Maybe it needed to open up, or maybe I was unduly harsh before.  This is decent stuff.  Little bit of flowery fingernail polish.  Little bit sweet.  Ok amaybe a little rubber band... but not dirty.

 

Changed to B

 
DW
 
Nose of light sherry, honey and fruit. Gental floral taste with a bit of an unpleasant, charcoal-ish finish.  
Adam
 

Nose has light white wine notes, hay, wisps of Lemon Pledge, malted milk, honey and floral notes. All very light. Palate is nicely sweet with bright pears, apples, malty stuff, tinge of lemons. Spices enter with a zing in the finish.

 

But there's a bitter-ish woody aspect, sort of like the aftertaste might be if you licked a 2x4, that becomes everpresent and takes the experience down a notch. It seems to be a Glen Scotia characteristic, and others may well like it, but it's not quite a characteristic for me.

 

Still basically nice stuff and enjoyable-enough whisky, though there's not a lot of there there. 

 
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