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17 Dec 2012

Glen Scotia 1992 (Thosop)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Scotia

This is one of several Glen Scotia 1992 releases that we’ve seen lately. Unfortunately I wasn’t a big fan, let’s see how this one compares.

 

Glen Scotia 1992 ThosopGlen Scotia 20 yo 1992 (48,2%, Thosop 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 162 btl.)

Nose: heavy sherry with classic dried fruits & nuts. Prunes and figs. Roasted chestnuts as well as walnuts. Humidor and tobacco leaves. Maybe a little beef jerky. All this topped by some nice eucalyptus. Good, no rubber here, no dirty notes. Mouth: the same dried fruits at first, quickly overtaken by all kinds of herbs. Pepper, nutmeg, Ricola and cough syrup. A slightly drying nuttiness after a while with bags of liquorice. Leathery hints. Finish: ever drier, woodier as well which is no surprise. Fades on walnuts and herbal teas with a faint salty twist.

I was a little reluctant to try this, but it’s the best Glen Scotia 1992 I’ve had. By quite a margin. But I still think it’s more of an ‘interesting’ whisky than an easy charmer. Around € 110.

Score: 85/100

Glen Scotia 1992 (Thosop) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-12-17

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