Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 has started yesterday (or at least the warm up did) and the tradition dictates Campbeltown whisky reviews during the festival, right?
So today we’ll have a 18 Year Old Glen Scotia distilled back in 1992, matured in Sherry hogshead cask #141 and was bottled in November 2010. Yeah, more than 8 years has passed since then but I got to taste this not long ago and let me tell you – it’s a good one!
Glen Scotia 1992 18 Year Old (Kintra Whisky) (52.6%)
Nose: Tobacco, sweet dried fruits, earthy greenery and even somewhat damp and rotting, cigar smoke, dry cold smoking peat smoke and after a few minutes bitter dark rich chocolate.
Palate: Dry, a fleeting lactic note, greenery then sour dried fruit. struck matches and in general slightly sulphury (but really not a lot and it’s enriching), chocolate, sherry vinegar, earthy, peat, tobacco and leather, sometimes feels like cherry cough syrup.
Finish: Medium length, lingering sour dried fruit, chocolate, cherry cough syrup, tobacco, leather and cigar smoke.
Thoughts: This is a great sherried and dirty Glen Scotia. The sherry cask does magnificent work here with the Campbeltown spirit with lots of leather and tobacco along with the chocolate and dried fruits. A bottle I’d love to have on my shelf, too bad I’m a few years too late.