[59.2%・19 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2012・Silver Seal Bottling・Limited Release]
Really chocolate-y. Dark, heavy oak and toasted cumin seeds, some sulphur in there, plenty of minerals with some grassiness from the spirit, rose petals and cooked fruits later on.
Palate & Finish:
Sticky and spicy, toffee crisp and condensed prune syrup with a fizzling acidity seasoned with a big dose of minerals. Some chocolate dust to follow on with the maple syrup, out of the rich sweetness also comes a certain grassy spirit rawness. Cigar leaves and bitter red wood tannins.
Lengthy finish, cinnamon and dried chilli flakes.
This is one quirky whisky, interesting interaction between the feisty Glen Scotia spirit and its generous vessel that’s perhaps overtly-excited. I’m not sure what to make of this except I much preferred how the dram fared on the palate than the nose..
✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]
P.S. Thank you Mr. Sidhu, it was good to catch up.