Country: Scotland – Campbeltown
Distillery: Glen Scotia
Type: Single Malt
Cask: Ex-Bourbon & ex-Demerara Casks
Nose: Meyer lemon, beeswax, coconut, earthy peat, vanilla, caramelized sugar, summer flowers, sandal wood
Palate: Stone fruits, quince, baked pears, white peppers, creamy, thick, malty sweetness, sweet smoke, leather
Finish: Warm and lingering, touch of peppery burn, bitter walnuts, custard, sweet cigarillo
Campbeltown Malts Festival is one great period of pure joy for single malt Scotch lovers. They can get in depth with the brand(s) they love and try annual limited edition festival bottlings like this Glen Scotia Rum Cask Finish which is bottled for Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019.
This particular whisky is aged in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished for 8 months in ex-Demerara Guyana rum casks.
We are talking about delicate oak character on the nose. Those sweet feelings with the good integration of peat is beautiful. As some time passes it settles down beautifully and creates harmony.
Palate is so easy, creamy and thick with fruity profile, some malty sweetness and a touch of darker flavors. Rum notes are a little bit absent though and despite the proof, it lacks a little bit of depth.
Finish is warm and sweet with peat showing itself once in a while.
Overall, I liked this bottle and honestly it can go down really fast. I would love to feel some more character from the rum cask but this is a good one.
Check out my review for Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 from Glen Scotia and one of the old classics Glen Scotia 12 Year Old.