Distilling in the Kintyre Peninsula dates back more than 400 years to 1609. The hamlet of Campbeltown was founded in 1832 and quickly became known as “The Whisky Capital of the World.” The era of Prohibition and the subsequent emergence of Highland Single Malt dominance ended the reign of Campbeltown. Glen Scotia is a more recent branding by the Loch Lomond Group in an effort to recreate the magic of Campbeltown’s bygone era.
Glen Scotia Double Cask is a classic Campbeltown Single Malt that ages first in first-fill ex-Bourbon Barrels and is finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. This particular Whisky passes the taste bud test and is winning all kinds of awards — including a gold medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competition and at this year’s World Whisky Awards.
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.
Dry and earth main flavors that leads to lots of unique smells and flavors makes it a nice whiskey to sip
Scent of wood and bark which gives the earthy character. Deep caramel flavor and sugary which becomes very easy to drink. Worth the price
Lot of flavor. Going to buy this one.
Nose of apricot; the woody undertones come out after resting 20 minutes in a Norlan glass. Initial taste of apricot, followed by cedar at the back of the throat. Color of honey in the glass, with long wavy legs. Definitely let this puppy rest in the glass for a while to get all the good stuff.
Starts with a sharpness but turns woody with a slight sweet bite.
Earthiness overpowers the nice caramel scent
Much more earthy and malty. The maltiness makes it heavier. Water took some sweetness but I preferred it with that drop of water.
Smooth, simple nose- easy to drink
I loved this, despite it not being all that smoky. It had a smoothness with plenty of flavour notes, with a toffee or caramel aroma.
Really love the dryness of this scotch. Excellent
Good mouth feel, lovely earthy taste
A great bottle to drink with friends
Nice Malty and sweet scotch, with nice and interesting development.
Too peaty for me
Not really for me. I like the malt and caramel and peach. However, it remains too rocky for me.
Definitely malty throughout the long finish
Interesting. Malty caramel. Dry
To strong for my taste
Surprising! Mint flavor really comes through for us. Warm and soothing.
Not my type of dram. Good afterall but too salty (mineral), earthy and dry for me. Yes, the PX is there, but just a little.
New to Scotch whisky. I find it smooth wit rich wood and caramel notes. It has a very pronounced “burnt” wood smell. I love it
Not too harsh. Smokey. Terrible after taste.
It is an outstanding, rich, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a rich birth; while a bold & dry life leads to a balanced death of medium length with notes of sherry.
Nosing displays spice and a bit of grass. Caramel, some honey a bit of citrus. Light earthy tones to finish. Enjoyable.
Hints of peat and grass. Big kick of spice and alcohol at the start. Underlying sweetness build to a cool finish. Smells medicinal. It’s really not my favorite.
Really soft and light, fruity, with not too long but nice, sherry finish. Not any spiced or feeling alcohol. Recommend to chill with friends and enjoy evenings.
Had never experienced a Campbeltown before but will definitely recommend from now on. Almost as good as an Islay.
Not what I was expecting. The tasting notes listed by Flaviar are off. I get peat and smoke. There is a sweetness present. Not bad.
One of my favorite scotches for sure.
Really enjoyed this one, smooth & tasty.
Malt with a hint of peat on the nose. Earthy and grassy. Salt and peat on the pallet, developing hints of fudge. Aftertaste is woody with lingering smoke on the back. On subsequent sips, hints of caramel and Sherry. A few drops of water opens more caramel flavors and tones down the peat. Hints of fresh fruit start to appear. Overall smooth and pleasant with nice aftertaste. I think water does help to open this up more.
Pretty tasty overall but could be a little smoother up front.
Smells sweet, dry, and grainy. Occasional sweetness on taste, but mostly dominated by dryness and malt for flavor. Not a bad dram; worth holding on the tongue for a while.
Smooth taste. Neutral to the nose. Short but stiff finish. This one could grow on me.
Taste like shoe leather. Ick.
A little sweet, just enough spice. I really enjoy this but would spend a little more pick up another bottle of something better.
Excellent whisky. Could taste the Carmel and the fudge but yet it wasn't sweet. Strong finish too but not overwhelming. A solid dram.
Great stuff! Sweet and different from even Islays that I normally enjoy.
Gut zu trinken, längerer Nachbrand
Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, 4/18
This is a perfectly ok scotch. Nothing special, but nothing horrible about it. I will enjoy drinking it, but I will not crave it.
Decent NAS. It can't be that young, smooth, sherry, malty, spices. It's not bad but it's too expensive comparing to a couple of good classic single malts with an AS and quality.
Glen Scotia was excellent, I little sweet for my tastes but it had a good flavor.