Glenscotia 8yr old 2013 59.4% ABV SMWS 93.176 Fish ‘n’ chips eau de vie (Blind tasted).

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Category-Single Malt, Distillery-Glen Scotia, Bottler-The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), Bottling serie-Fish ‘n’ chips eau de vie, Vintage-07.03.2013, Stated Age-08 years old, Casktype-1st Fill Ex-Bourbon, Barrel Cask number-93.176, Number of bottles-234, Strength-59.4 %, Vol/Size-700 ml.

This whisky was blind tasted with the Blind Tasting Consortium’s 19th session, the whiskies were selected by Callum (@glen_scotia) and Kate (@kccjf), both Twitter, as it was their 30th wedding anniversary.


Appearance

Very light gold, straw coloured, the thick swirl line beads up straight away,  dropping slow medium legs, and teardrops that hang just below the swirl line.

Nose

This has to be peated, it comes straight to me, along with a plate of cooked bacon, a touch of tcp, cereals and grains, raw linseed, petrichor, and there’s also a floral/perfume aroma here too.

Palate

Yes plenty of peat here, quite red berry fruity too, something the nose didn’t give away, like new make spirit. It’s lovely and spicy, with tangy zest, a little petrichor, ice cream float, raspberry ripple, but in general plenty of peat. 

Finish

Long side of medium in length, the spices are cooling down now. Overall the finish is very much about vanilla custard and red berry strudel, and cherry flapjack for me.

My thoughts

On the blind tasting i put this dram 3rd place out of 5, with 4 out of 5 points. In all honesty there was nothing between this and my 2nd place choice, also with 4 points, my 2nd place choice developed a little better for me.

I am a fan of Glen Scotia whisky, as are Callum and Kate who chose these drams, and those oily/maritime notes that come with Glen Scotia are all over this, it’s a great choice for a blind tasting, and i’d love to have a bottle, in my opinion it’s delicious 🥰.


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Photo credit: Whisky Agents.

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