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Review: 1992 Glen Scotia 25 yr.

1992 Glen Scotia 25 yr. (Gordon & MacPhail) - 55%

I haven't sat down and reviewed any malt for a minute. Fortunately, a buddy sent me a handful of mysteries to knock the rust off before I dig into some scotch reviews. For this series, I'll share the tasting notes and score with my buddy when I request the reveal.

Notes: Marshmallow and barrel vanillas, apple/peach/pear: great, well-aged, ex-bourbon nose. Very integrated. Dialed in between 100-110 proof. Structure is light and linear, playing bright on the palate. Orchard fruits again. Soft, lightly smoked grain. Finish medium and active. Palate moves quickly and plays a touch hot.

With Water: Creamier on entry. Aromatic barrel vanillas now translate to the palate, elongating the development and improving the structure, while better integrating transitions The trade-off is more wood than I'd like on the nose. Still I prefer the pour with a drop or two of water.

Great distillate. Maybe be pulled a year or two early.

Guess: 10-12 year Bruichladdich - ex-bourbon 53%

Score: 7 (Recommend) Love the orchard fruits. The palate could use some composing. All in all, a very fun pour.


Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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