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Scotts Selection

Postby Scotchio » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:04 pm

Whilst trawling the net for sub £70 Brora's and PE's and Sub £100 pre 78 Ardbegs I keep coming across Scotts bottlings which appear to be very well priced cask strength whiskies.Has anyone tried any of their stuff and were you impressed?

nb Before anyone asks my net is still empty although I'm sure I saw a little green man riding a unicorn.
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Postby richard » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:08 pm

hi scothcio i had a bottle of glenlivet by scotts i liked it very much if its anything to go by it should be okay i think if you look around the same question has been answered some where in this forum


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Postby Frodo » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:23 am

Never had one. Sorry.
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Postby Bullie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:09 am

Like most of the independent bottlers, Scott's have both very good bottlings and not so good bottlings. But as always, taste is a very independant sence, so if you have the chance to try some before buying, take it...

I've tasted a few, perhaps 10 different, scoring from 71 to 89. Fair prices make them worth trying IMHO.
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:54 am

I have an Aberfeldy from them, and its fabulous. Heard similar form others having had form this independent.
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:57 am

Tasted the Scotts Glen Mhor 1978 the other night at Whisky Live NY...very nice! As stated in another thread...it was my final dram of the night, so I don't have extensive (or any) tasting notes...

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Postby Bullie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:28 pm

Jeroen Kloppenburg wrote:I have an Aberfeldy from them, and its fabulous. Heard similar form others having had form this independent.


Is it the 1978 21 yo?
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:31 pm

59.3 1978 :)
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Postby Bullie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:35 pm

Jeroen Kloppenburg wrote:59.3 1978 :)


The one I tasted was 57.3%.
I just posted it to the notes on your site... I think we have a different taste, you and I! :lol:

Scored it just as an avarage on 73 points.
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:44 pm

Hmm, tastes differ ofcourse. This Aberfeldy I really like, its really floral and fragrant. I also had a Convalmore which I do have a note written for. No good note for the Aberfeldy yet...

Distillery: Scott's Selection Score: 8.3 ABV: 49.3
Expression: Convalmore 1975-2004 29 yr Date: 13 nov 2005 Occasion:
Bought at: leiden festival Price: Color: 0
Nose: Grass and fruity. Toffee in the back.
Palate: Thin, little spicey.
Finish: Spicey, delicate.
Comments: Very delicate and complex expression! Came through this long maturation really well.

Downside of this note is that it was written at a festival, so only had 1 occasion to sample this dram. I usually prefer to taste a whisky at least 3 times or so beofre writing a note on it ...
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Postby Bullie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:54 pm

Jeroen Kloppenburg wrote:Downside of this note is that it was written at a festival, so only had 1 occasion to sample this dram. I usually prefer to taste a whisky at least 3 times or so beofre writing a note on it ...


Well, I usually like to try them several times as well, but I do notes on all occasions so I can see how my notes differ.
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Postby Choochoo » Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:18 pm

I have a 1983/2001 PE from Scott’s. I think it’s very good, but it’s the only PE I’ve ever had so I can’t say how it compares to others. It’s similar to the Laphroaig c/s, but a touch more refined, still bold and smoky, but less medicinal (it also costs over a $100 more that the c/s Frogger :shock: )

I have my eye on a 1988 Bunnahabhain from Scott’s that’s going for $120 and a 1974 Highland Park for $110. My only concern with Scott’s is that in my local area they are priced a fair amount above what most other IB’s sell for (when I can find them), which are more in the $50-$90 range. Based on on-line reviews I’ve seen, the consensus is that Scott’s puts out a consistently very good product, but doesn’t often venture into the realm of exceptional or superb.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:02 pm

Scott's are usually very good.

I've had a tasting, in Dufftown, with them.

The pick was a 1977 Pulteney at 55.8%. Fantastically sweet.

I've got another tasting coming up in 2 weeks. 8)
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Postby kallaskander » Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:33 am

Hi there,

http://www.speysidedistillery.co.uk/tasting.htm

http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/EI_Scott_EN.shtml

http://www.scotchwhisky.net/independent ... ection.htm

The interesting thing is, that the homepage of Speyside Distillery whose owning family the Christies are behind Scott´s Selection and Private Cellar states that the malts are chill-filtered whereas other pages claim they are not.
As the data on the labels are somewhat sparse I think that thee contents of the bottles are vattings of different casks most of the time. As they do not give the year of bottling look at the code printed in black onto the glas of the bottles it is stated as ... /03/ ... for example.

Greetings
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Postby Dan G » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:18 pm

I have a Scott's Bruichladdich 1989, bottled in 2005 (so it's a 16 yo) that I'm very tempted to open soon. Will report back when I do, though I may put it on hold a bit longer because the only other bottle I have open right now is an Abunadh, and I probably don't want just 2 cask strength whiskys on the go.
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