Interesting fact… Glen Scotia 12 Year Old (Old Bottling) whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Glen Scotia 12 Year Old (Old Bottling) whiskey, instead of 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.
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.
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.