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15 Mar 2012

Glen Scotia 1992 (Silver Seal)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Scotia

Comparing a bourbon and a sherry version is probably not very meaningful, but let’s try another early 90’s Glen Scotia. This time a Glen Scotia 1992 bottled by Silver Seal.


Glen Scotia 1992 - Silver SealGlen Scotia 19 yo 1992
(59,2%, Silver Seal ‘Sestante Collection’ 2011, sherry butt, 321 btl.)

Nose: very punchy and overt. A good example of gunpowder sherry. Mineral notes, graphite and quite some vegetal notes and meaty notes. Not exactly dirty but not very enjoyable either. Mouth: pretty rough and extremely hot (not only alcohol, but a burning chilli pepper sensation). Gunpowder and flints again. Burnt grass. Liquorice. A hint of tar. Lots of herbal notes towards the end, almost like a medicinal herbal potion. It seems the nose was the better part after all. Finish: long, full, with a tiny sweetness and some dry, bitter notes.

Fireworks in a bottle, in more than one sense. Around € 140 in Holland, € 160 in Belgium and Italy. Not something you should buy without trying beforehand, certainly not at such a goofy price.

Score: 78/100

Glen Scotia 1992 (Silver Seal) 2 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-15
  • Anthony Louis

    i love that dram, it’s a sancerre 😉



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