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25 Sep 2013

Glen Scotia 1992 (DL Old Particular)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Scotia

Another dram from the new Old Particular range by Douglas Laing: Glen Scotia 1992 from a refill barrel.

 

 

Glen Scotia 1992 - Douglas Laing Old ParticularGlen Scotia 21 yo 1992 (51,5%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill barrel)

Nose: quite a balanced, elegant Glen Scotia. Far away from the rubbery sherry casks. Sweetish pastry notes. Raisins and nuts. Peaches. Nice blackcurrants and pink grapefruit (volatile though). Not at all ‘in your face’ – it’s gently balanced with subtle cigar leaves and leather as well as some sea spray. Mouth: anything but subtle now. Punchy, dry, leathery again and very herbal. Gingerbread. Plenty of mint liqueur and pepper. Quite some salty notes. Aniseed. Liquorice and strong herbal teas. Chocolate. A bit on the dry side. Finish: medium long, herbal, with nutty and salty notes.

I haven’t been impressed by previous Glen Scotia 1992 releases, but this one I like. Expect a particularly punchy, extractive whisky balanced by some sweeter notes. Around € 100.

Score: 87/100

Glen Scotia 1992 (DL Old Particular) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-09-25

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