Another day, another dram, another review. Since I love Campbeltown (well J A Mitchell & Co) I thought it best to try the 'other' Campbeltown whisky. I tried a mini 3 pack of Glen Scotia which included their Double Cask, Victoriana, and 15 year old. I like the 15 the best so I bought a full sized bottle. Now it's nearly gone, so...
Nose: fairly soft. Old books, burnt caramel, red berries, red apple skins, inside of a camphor wood box, marmalade, a little dusty, dried ginger, astringent - grapefruit pith, some very faint earthy peat
Palate: Thin mouthfeel. Spices, vanilla sweetness, watered down caramel, baking ginger, pine needles, some red berries, oak tannins and bitterness
Finish: spices warm the mouth, residual brown sugar sweetness, dry oakiness and bitter tannins, slight funk remains
All in all it has potential but it is fairly unremarkable. Yes it has a certain Campbeltown feel but it is all quite dialed back. Give me Springbank 10 any day over this.