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World Whisky Day and I’ve been deprived from whisky for 12 consecutive days, an eternity. Time to change all that, let’s delve into the sample collection and see what we can find. How about an old Glen Scotia from a time when distilleries were not afraid to market a young whisky: for example, here the Campbeltown’er is only 5 years old.
Description: bottled at 40% ABV by A. Gilles & Co somewhere in the 80’s or 70’s even, matured for 5 years in presumably a AO Bourbon casks,
Nose: balancing on that thin line between fruity and floral: notes of pear and melon go hand in hand with those of rose petals.
Mouth: light, fragile and bitter. The fruitiness all but gone and replaced by a mixture of grain, chewy rubber and a fair dash of white pepper.
Finish: the return of the rose petals! How strange is it to actually taste flowery notes? Lined with pepper, it is a fairly bitter and short finish.
Verdict: it falls into that category of drams that are more interesting than enjoyable. The nose is ok, the palate is rubbish, but I do like the style of the finish. Hey let’s not forget that this is only a watered down 5yo whisky. Not going to recommend it, but try it if you ever have the opportunity, it is quite intriguing.