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 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.