.glen scotia - 23yo - 1991-2014 - wemyss - flotsam and jetsam

To celebrate the opening of the Kingsbarns distillery, owner Wemyss malts has released a number of very interesting single cask bottlings. A 23yo Glen Scotia was one of these releases, bottles into 294 bottles, drawn from a single barrel, implying an ex-Bourbon cask.

46% abv, €123
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: fruity, fresh apples, gooseberries, sweet, vanilla, marshmallows, fresh herbs, thyme, oregano, clams (?), a hint of seawater, floral, blossom, milk chocolate, nuts, hazelnuts. I am getting a lot of Nutella-notes lately...
Palate: sweet, honey, vanilla, floral, honeysuckle, fruit, overripe apples, ripe bananas, ripe pears, herbs, dried thyme, creamy, a touch of salt
Finish: medium to long, fruity, ripe apples and bananas, a hint of brine
Mark: +++++ 

Conclusion: "Flotsam and Jetsam" roughly explained as "Useless and Discarded, refuse found in the ocean". I am not sure what they would imply with a name like this. Sure, there are some briny notes to be found, but this is one hell of a dram. Maybe they targeted the seemingly randomness of flavours to be found in the dram, but all together she seems quite balanced and what's more, for a 23yo, this is good value for money in my booklet.

.many thanks to Kingsbarns Distillery and Wemyss for sharing this dram with us

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