Glen Scotia 16 Years Old

Tasty Tastings Episode 57

About three years ago, Glen Scotia launched a complete new range, which I liked to call the disco-cows-on-happy-pills. Of course the content is more important than the packaging, but seriously, how can you come with that particular packaging for a whisky? Anyways, a couple of months ago Glen Scotia did yet another complete overhaul of their range: no more 10, 12, 16, 18 and 21 Years old but instead a new 15 Years Old and two NAS bottlings (‘Double Cask’ and ‘Vicotrina’).

So, time to compare! I will review the old range today and on Thursday the new one.



Glen Scotia 16 Years Old









Name: Glen Scotia 16 Years Old
Age: 16 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Glen Scotia
Cask Type: Bourbon Casks
Strength: 46.0% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Musty and dusty. Vanilla honey, oranges, lemons, cacao butter and cookie dough. A bit of peat. Seaweed, coastal and mineral. A bit all over the place but not exactly unpleasant.


Cinnamon and vanilla contrasted by salty licorice. Hints of lemon and peaty ash. Gets more bitter towards towards the end.


Medium with a peppery heat. Some salt. Again a bit bitter.


For sure more complex than its two younger siblings but not necessarily in a good way.

Score: 76 / 100


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