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Glen Scotia 10 year old Bordeaux Wine Cask-Finished Campbeltown Malts Festival (2020 Release), 56.1%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton




A deft use of bordeaux casks beautifully showcases Glen Scotia's inherent density and amplitude. Raspberry ripple ice cream with butterscotch sauce, strawberry jam, tiramisu, toffee, and cigar wrapper on the nose. The full, thick palate is sweet with raspberry and strawberry jam, black currants, candied ginger, and orange peel, tempered by dark chocolate, pecan pie, gingerbread spices, and a touch of tobacco. It remains mouth-filling on the finish, with jammy berries, orange oil, spices, salinity, and integrated oak.