I reviewed the old disco-cows-on-happy-pills range from Glen Scotia on Tuesday. And today I am going to review the one!
Some general thoughts about the new range: Although it is a good thing to have a more diverse (albeit smaller) range now, I am not feeling too happy about the fact that two out of three bottlings are now without an age statement. Add in the fact that all expressions are now colored and I am not that sure if this new range is a real improvement, at least on paper.
With regards to the Glen Scotia Double Cask: Finally something different than the same old ex-bourbon cask maturation! Although I would have probably liked a ‘full’ sherry cask maturation better.
|Name:||Glen Scotia Double Cask|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Oak Casks, Finished in 1st Fill Bourbon Casks and Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks|
Full-flavored. Very fruity (fruit sugar!) and very sweet. A very strong note of sour cherries and fresh pressed cherry juice. Also in the mix: red apples and sultanas, flattered by hints of vanilla oak. All this is rounded off by the smell of burned dough.
The entrance is strong and spicy, yet somewhat sweet. Vanilla sticks and caramel chocolate. The oak comes more forward now, followed by coffee beans.
Medium, spicy and rather strong. Coffee beans. Hints of vanilla.
A nice entry level expression. The bourbon and sherry casks work well together.
Score: 85 / 100