Glen Scotia Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 year old
An exceptional single malt whisky matured from specially selected casks that deliver the true character of a 15 year old Campbeltown malt whisky. The whisky has been gently matured in our finest American oak barrels before bottling. The signature nose has hints of vanilla oak, interwoven with the subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits. Richer colours. Broad and medium-weight with citrus peels, ginger snap biscuits. Sweet and with great depth. Apricot aromas develop then drift towards fruit salad. After a short time the wood come to the fore and water helps to release baked fruit. A complicated palate where the initial nose would lead you to expect plump fruits, what you get is a surprisingly dry element. The palate fleshes out as the first impact of the nose fades. Adding water brings out the caramalised elements balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15 yr old. Firm and slightly dry.
This Campbeltown single malt has a topaz hue and crème brûlée scent. The palate is mildly smoky and drying, showing espresso, vanilla, leather and cigar wrapper, plus a baking spice finish. Water pulls out a fudgy undertone, overall it's still relatively oaky and dry.Score: 90, Kara Newman, December 2017
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