Dram Review: Silver Seal Sestante Collection Glen Scotia Guaranteed 19 Years Old

[59.2%・19 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2012・Silver Seal Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

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.

Thoughts:

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.

-Nicholas