Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%
For many Campbeltown fans, Glen Scotia's 15-year-old is the pick of the distillery's range. Bottled at 46% after maturation in American oak - presumably a fair chunk of first fill bourbon casks judging by the colour.
Those American casks add sweet vanilla, honey and caramel flavours to Glen Scotia's dry, grassy, coastal profile, making Glen Scotia 15-year-old a fine all-rounder and a great intro to the charms of Campbeltown's 'second' distillery.
|Cask Type||American Oak|
Nose: Richer colours. Broad and medium-weight with citrus peels, ginger snap biscuits. Sweet and with great depth. Apricot aromas develop then drift towards fruit salad. After a short time, the wood comes to the fore and water helps to release baked fruit.
Palate: A complicated palate where the initial nose would lead you to expect plump fruits, but what you get is a surprisingly dry element. Adding water will bring out the caramelised elements, balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15-year-old whisky.
Finish: Firm and slightly dry, with warming spice.