Glen Scotia Double Cask Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
The Double Cask is finished in a combination of first fill bourbon barrels followed by time in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks to provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits, overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish for which the house of Glen Scotia is famous.Very sweet initially on the nose, notes of creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note develops with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Sweet, rich and rounded, the dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Nose: Vibrant fruit emerges first (peach flesh and green apple peels), followed by chewy vanilla fudge, a hint of salinity, then an array of oak-y spices including some char.
Palate: Opens with more fudge with a little dusting of powdered sugar. Powerful, oily and a touch herbaceous with some German brandy character.
Finish: Sherried notes come through more on the finish.