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14 Oct 2011

Glen Scotia 1966 (Signatory Vintage)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Scotia

 

Glen Scotia 1966 SignatoryGlen Scotia 27 yo 1966 (51,5%, Signatory Vintage 1994, cask #1271-1272, 480 btl.)

Nose: starts a little austere. Mineral and waxy with a sharp orange aroma. Some leafy and salty notes. After a while it grows sweeter and rounder (almonds, yellow raisins, hints of figs and buttercups). Some herbs. Underneath is a turpentine / gasoline smell and subtle peat – how wonderful. Mouth: quite oily and peaty with a dry profile. Salty as well with a slightly bitter grassiness. Ginger. Walnut skin. There’s a sweet note of dried fruits but too much in the background to balance the austerity. Finish: long, very salty, slighty bitter with quite some wood.

It’s always a delight to taste this old-style Campbeltown profile. The nose is glorious, too bad it’s rather bitter and even slightly spirity on the palate. Long gone. Thanks Bert.

Score: 88/100

Glen Scotia 1966 (Signatory Vintage) 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-10-14

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