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Glen Scotia Double Cask
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The entry level release in Glen Scotia's retooled range is bottled at 46%. Matured in American oak some of the whisky is finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry and the rest in First Fill Bourbon. I was very impressed by how fresh and fruity this whisky is. 

Andrew's Tasting Note

Nose: fresh, fruity and caramelized; brandy soaked cherries and jujubes; honeycomb, vanilla and lemon drops.

Palate: very soft, honeyed and fruity; more jujues, lemon drops, brandy soaked cherries and honeycomb again; building spices and a touch of leather with musty oak; some mango and melon.

Finish: light, floral and minty with fading spices.

Distiller's Tasting Note

Nose: Amber. Very sweet. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness. Has some power.

Palate: Sweet start and quite fat and though the alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.

Finish: Deep and dark.