[Quick Review] Glen Scotia - 11 Years Old 2010 Single Cask #19/380-9 - Callander Drinks 52.9%

 

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Distillery: Glen Scotia

Bottler: Distillery for Callander Drinks

Age: 11 years old

Distilled: 03/2010

Bottled: 04/2021

Cask: Ex-bourbon finished in 1st fill PX

Abv: 52.9%

Unchillfiltered: Yes

Natural Colour: Yes

Nb of bottles: 292


Extra: Bottled by Callander Drinks


My tasting notes

Nose: PX hits you first, dark, rich, treacle, dried fruit, old oak, slight salted caramel, hints of smoke, cinnamon spice, pain d'épices. There is also a faint balsamic vinegar side to it. What a start! 

Palate: Sweet and sticky, sticky toffee pudding, dates, molasses, brown sugar, christmas cake, treacle, rich caramel, not as spicy as I was expecting, prunes, nuts, a touch of salt and smoke. Super rich and decadent, like a boozy PX! And how is this 52.9%?!

Finish: Mouth coating sweetness (like the PX itself) hints of earthy peat appear amongst the decadent richness, dark dried fruit, walnut, oak. What a dram!

With water: Slightly fresher nose with a little more bourbon influence and a little less PX. The palate is still full of brown sugar sweetness with a little more nuts in the mix and the finish gains some caramel notes.


Overall, this is absolutely amazing (providing you have a sweet tooth) The perfect after-Christmas dram. Well done Callander Drinks for selecting such a decadent cask!


Slàinte all!


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