Appearance – It’s a mid gold in colour, it’s very viscous on the glass, and has loverly slow thick legs.
Nose – Oh I do like the nose, it’s clean with loads of red fruits and berries, there’s menthol , lots of icing sugar, red cherries, strawberries, raspberries, red currants, there is a very slight bacon scent, and vanilla.
Palate – Yes there’s definitely mint now, with lemon slices, green apples, vanilla, a whisp of smoke, some oak, white pepper, very light red fruits, a bbq meat note, pears, lemons, and cream soda, it a little different to the nose, there’s more character here.
Finish – It’s medium to long for me, there’s some loverly oak, white pepper spice, white grapes, and oiliness that persists on the lips.
My thoughts – It’s a loverly entry level whisky, that shows off the Glen Scotia dna, the oiliness in flavour and feel that the distillery are known for are on show.
Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, it may be entry level, but it’s a loverly whisky.
Picture credit – The Whisky Exchange.
Notes – This bottling has some colour added, and is non chill filtered.