Glen Scotia Double Cask is a wonderfully easy-drinking Campbeltown Single Malt with tastes of toffee, salted caramel and a sweet dry sherry finish.
Aged in bourbon barrels before being finished in PX sherry casks, this expression provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits, sea spray and sweet vanilla oak.
Nose - Sweet. Initially, it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness. Has some power.
Palate - Sweet start and quite fat and though the alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements but adds some dried mint.
Finish - Deep and dark, with gentle spice and lingering peat smoke.