A young Glen Scotia that matured on a whisky cask? That sounds interesting. Distilled in 2007 and after 11 years on a Bordeaux cask it still yielded 292 bottles. This is an official release in their so-called Single Cask Selection.
The nose is pretty dirty on loads of peat that wrap a smoky jacket around all kinds of red fruit. Think strawberry, cherries and cranberries. Sweet and sour. I also get some nuts and a bit of chocolate. After Eight! That’s been a while, but it works very good here. After a few moments some bacon on the barbecue appears in the background. Rather umami. Great nose!
It’s a perfect continuation on the palate. Very good. Oily, almost syrupy, on red fruit, origin chocolate, mint, bacon around a date, cherry juice and wonderfully smoky.
The finish is long, piquant and offers red fruit, but also some chewing tobacco and smoke. At the death a surprising salty note appears. Fun!
Well, well, those Glen Scotia single casks are really enjoyable. I previously tried cask 17/413-2 on Tawny Port and 17/413-8 on Ruby Port, but this red wine cask is also very good.