Insider knowledge: Glen Scotia 12 Year Old (Old Bottling) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glen Scotia 12 Year Old (Old Bottling) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Dark and pungent, charcoal. Slightly phenolic, hint of tar. Oily, touch of dry ropes.
Palate: Supple, full, rich peat, sweet, tangy fruit, wood.
Finish: Long, spice, blossom, herbal.
An excellent whisky. Salty sea-air, briney, oily and a touch of ginger. Imagine what it would have been like at 46% and unchillfiltered! Still, a lovely outdoor dram on a bracing day.
12th January 2012
Honestly I got this one blind. I was interested in the history of Campbeltown and wanted to try something new... I wasn't expecting much more than a run of the mill 12 yr, but I got a nicely peated maritime dram with a lingering finish that seemed more aged than 12 years. This won't be my last bottle.
15th November 2011