Glen Scotia Seasonal Release 2021 54.7% ABV

glen scotia seasonal release 2021

A limited-edition 12yo CS single malt whisky. Matured in first-fill Bourbon and American Oak hogsheads, finished for 12 months in first-fill Oloroso hogsheads & heavily charred American Oak barrels. 2yo 1st fill bourbon finished in a combination of 65% 1st fill oloroso and 35% heavy charred American oak for 12 months.

Appearance: Gold, exactly gold. Nice and oily, good film on the glass. Medium/thick legs.

Nose: Sweetness hits first, it smells like sweet milky iced coffee so I would guess that’s the unrefined sugar flavours from the heavy char? I also get chocolate milkshake!?
There’s also a rum-like vanilla whish is really nice! Is there a slight salinity? It’s faint for me but I get that in the background.
I get a slight lemon (maybe candied) in this too. Seems to be a common thread, is there something that would impart that lemon element?

Palate: The unrefined sugar sweetness continues to the palate, the lemon, however, seems to have morphed/evolved into a more orange flavour. Roasted horse chestnuts.
Xmas spices, vanilla still and a developing jamminess too.

Finish: I get the jam still, more of the citrus (both lemon and orange) and those spices. Medium to long. Lovely!

Overall: It’s incredibly moreish and satisfying. Such a wonderful array of aromas and flavours and perfect as a Xmas release.

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