This Glen Scotia 1991 was bottled for the Spirits in the Sky Festival 2013, just a few days ago in Leuven. It’s a joint bottling by The Whisky Agency and festival organiser The Nectar. Like the other releases in the trio, the label features a scene from Alice in Wonderland.
By the way, there’s a nicely made Daily Dram Guide 2013-2014 which presents the new and upcoming releases from this bottler. It’s a whopping 111 MB but still worth the download. There’s an addendum with tasting notes as well.
Glen Scotia 22 yo 1991
(50,4%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2013, refill hogshead, 279 btl.)
Nose: quite attractive yet not easy-going. Clean, waxy and mineral at first, with some charcoal smoke and tiny farmy notes. Pipe tobacco, cigar boxes. Old fabrics and leather. Hints of flax. Not too austere though, it also shows vanilla and oranges, pink grapefruit and even something of women’s powder. Mint and thyme. It’s quirky and I like it.
Mouth: a tad sharper now, with ginger and herbs, as well as some resin. Gentian. Lemon zest. Similar tobacco notes and some earthy notes. Soft vanilla. Paper? Salty and bitter around the edges. Funny hints of tequila añejo.
Finish: medium long, herbal and zesty.
An unusual dram, although reading this again could make you think it’s typical. I really like this layered, anti-modern profile, with all its ups and downs. Around € 115.