Whisky Advent Calendar

The final dram of the first week of #WhiskyAdvent… Time to open up window seven of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar and see what it is!

Why, it’s a Campbeltown malt whisky from Glen Scotia, whose single malt whiskies have received all-new, all-new packaging this year and whose range has also seen a complete overhaul. Out have gone the 10, 12, 16, 18 and 21 year olds (most of which were relatively new themselves) and in come Double Cask, a 15 Year Old and Victoriana. It’s not just the bottlings that have been revamped either, the last year or two have seen upgrades to the stills, three new washbacks, a new spirit safe and the building of a visitor centre at the distillery!

Exciting times for Glen Scotia then, and today we get to enjoy the Double Cask, finished in a combination of first fill ex-bourbon barrels and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks. Full of fudge-y toffee goodness!

Whisky Advent Calendar

7th Heaven.

Tasting Note for Glen Scotia Double Cask:

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.

Glen Scotia Double Cask Whisky Advent

Glen Scotia Double Cask – 70cl, 46%

The Chaps at Master of Malt