Whisky Tasting Notes
Double Cask Single Malt
As our Master Distiller Iain McAlister's favourite Friday evening dram, whisky gifts don't get more special than this.
The Glen Scotia Double Cask single malt whisky is first matured in the finest first-fill American oak bourbon barrels and then finished in Pedro Ximénez (PX) sherry casks, giving this expression the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits, sea spray, and vanilla oak.
Very sweet with subtle charred notes of bourbon — moving from creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee, and fudge to apple and peach.
A sweet and quite fat start with some tongue-tingling and a good mid-palate weight. Flavours of vanilla and green apple from the American barrels with an extra sherry-seasoned sweetness reminiscent of raisin from the PX casks.
Deep and dark with gentle spice, more sherried notes and smooth lingering peat smoke.
The Glen Scotia Double Cask single malt has won multiple prestigious awards, so a gift set that includes this whisky is sure to dazzle.
Our Double Cask has been awarded:
• Gold — Gold — The Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters 2021
• Gold — Gold — San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020
• Best Campbeltown Malt — Scotch Whisky Masters 2019
15 Year Old Single Malt
Our Master Distiller hand selects the American oak barrels in which the classic Glen Scotia 15 Year Old single malt whisky is matured. The gentle maturation allows you to discover subtle notes of sea spray, vanilla, salted caramel, and aromatic fruits with a smoothness, fitting of a whisky in this age range.
Citrus peels and ginger snap biscuits give sweetness with great depth. Apricot aromas develop towards a fruit salad scent before the woody oak appears.
A complicated palate with a surprisingly dry element after the plump fruits on the nose. Adding water brings out the caramelised elements of ginger and vanilla baking spices, balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15 year old whisky.
Firm, slightly dusty, and dry with a long, warming spice.
The Glen Scotia 15 Year Old single malt has won multiple awards, making it the perfect addition to your list of gifts.
Our 15 year old has been awarded:
• Gold — The Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters 2021
• Gold — San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020
• Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2020
Single Malt Scotch Gift Sets for Any Occasion
If you're looking for single malt whisky gifts, our Double Cask & 15 Year Old whisky gift box is far more than the gift you are looking for — it is an authentic Campbeltown whisky experience in a box.
This 2-bottle whisky gift box is an ideal gift for a loved one or friend on any occasion, from Christmas and birthdays to anniversaries and graduations.
We also have a range of other whisky gift sets for you to choose from.
The Gifts of Whisky Exploration & Discovery
As far as whisky gifts go, the two single malts that make up this gift box could be the introduction that your nearest and dearest need to their new favourite whisky. This is the gift of discovery and the gift of intimately exploring another whisky region in Scotland — a dream for any whisky lover.
Whisky gifts are the perfect present for any and every occasion, as well as for anyone who has a penchant for a story filled with heart, endurance, and charm. Each whisky in this set is a conversation starter that leads you to an experience of Campbeltown like no other.
There is a unique adventure to be had with both the Double Cask and the 15 Year Old. Each whisky will take you on a titillating journey of its own.
Comprising two award-winning whiskies from our collection, this special whisky gift set will both impress and excite your friends and family.
Our limited edition seasonal releases make for special gifts for those who are already familiar with the signature Glen Scotia style and enjoy Campbeltown's traditional maritime character while still having an adventurous palate.
History in a Gift Box
Glen Scotia is whisky made by history and our gift sets aim to present each lucky giftee with an opportunity to form a connection with the story that it tells.
Each bottle in our whisky gift set is bursting with its own personality while still representing the Campbeltown signature malt whisky that can be expected from the Glen Scotia collection.
As one of only three distilleries left in Campbeltown, a seaside town that was known as the 'Whisky Capital of the World' in the Victorian era, Glen Scotia holds a special place in the whisky history of Scotland.
This 2-bottle gift box will delight the whisky lover in your life as they take up the opportunity to discover the special story and flavour profile of not only the whiskiest place in the world but also from the smallest (and most enduring) whisky region in Scotland.
At the Glen Scotia distillery, we distil our whisky using traditional methods and much of the original equipment to follow in the footsteps of our founders to create a single malt range that is true to our heritage and confident in our style.
When you pour a dram of Glen Scotia whisky, it's more than just the whisky in the glass. And in the same way, giving these whisky gifts to your loved ones shares so much more than a great dram with them.
Give the gift of Glen Scotia with this timeless single malt whisky gift set