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Glen Scotia 2003 Campbeltown Malts Festival Rum Cask Finished (2019 Release), 51.3%

Price: $90 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose has sweet smoke and more prominent aromas of banana, vanilla, guava, papaya, jasmine, hibiscus, and citrus oil, with some salinity and chalky minerality. The palate is consistent: intense tropical fruit—guava, mango, coconut—plus hazelnut, smoked almonds, milk chocolate, and salty kelp. It finishes with smoked nuts, toasted tobacco, chalky minerality, dry oak, and persistent fruitiness. Lots to unpack here, and it develops beautifully with water—take your time.