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I have something of a love/hate relationship with Glen Scotia. That might explain why I have only tried twelve so far. Half of those did not meet my expectations and only one (a 1972 by Malts of Scotland that I tried over three years ago) was truly magnificent.
Hmm, the nose on this one is quite lovely, though. Nice fruitiness in the shape of cherries, blackcurrants, raisins, but also polished wood floorboards, pastry fresh from the oven and a cigar box. A mild sea breeze in the back. This is quite complex, in fact!
Oh, yes! On the palate, it comes to life. Honeysweet start, on fresh fruit pie, perfectly countered by a salty touch. Aniseed, pepper, ginger. Touch of mint. Midpalate it becomes a little dry, but on wonderful coastal elements. Superb.
The medium long, drying and somewhat nutty finish dies on salted caramel.
One of the sweetest, but also one of the best, Glen Scotia I have tried so far. Top! Around 105 EUR.