Glen Scotia Double Cask: Tasting Note

Glen Scotia (aka Campbeltown’s other distillery) has seen a revitalization since 2014’s takeover by Exponent Private Equity. They’ve seen new wash backs, a new spirit safe, still upgrades, new roofs, and a visitor center. In 2015, their lineup was updated and Double Cask was released. And in 2016 it will be in the US along with a new 15 Year Old.

Glen Scotia Double Cask is a vatting of bourbon casks that were finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks for 3-4 months and bottled at 46% alc/ 92 Proof. This should be a rich and spicy dram.

Our tasting of the new Glen Scotia 15 Year Old can be seen HERE.


Color – Gold with a subtle green tinge

On the nose – Incredibly inviting with rich and spicy dark fruits, dried orange peels, warm bicycle tires, and just a hint of the coast

Flavors in the mouth – A continuation of the elements introduced on the nose, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, warm buttered toast, crème brûlée hard sugar topping

Finish – Long and comforting with ongoing orange spice, dark chocolate, and warm bread pudding

Overall – Such a revelation! Nose it for a while, taste it for a while, focus on the finish for a while. Then rinse and repeat. The sherry cask influence is unmistakable and so very welcome. We’ll be adding this to our liquor cabinet once it’s widely available in the US.

Be sure to look for Glen Scotia Double Cask on the penthouse floor at Studio450.