Glen Scotia 12 Years Old Icons of Campbeltown No.1 The Mermaid 54.1% NV

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Distillery Glen Scotia
Serie Icons of Campbeltown No.1 The Mermaid
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 2023
Country Scotland
Region Campbeltown
Age 12
Cask Type Ex-bourbon, palo cortado finish
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 54.1
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 5

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Glen Scotia Icons of Campbeltown No. 1: The Mermaid Unveiled

In the world of single malt Scotch whisky, each expression is a unique journey, a tale told through the careful craftsmanship of distillers and the influence of cask maturation. Glen Scotia, a venerable distillery in the heart of Campbeltown, unveils a true masterpiece with its Icons of Campbeltown No. 1: The Mermaid. Aged for 12 years, bottled in 2023, and matured in ex-bourbon casks with a palo cortado finish, this expression promises a sensory adventure like no other.

As you pour a dram of The Mermaid, you are greeted by a deep amber nectar that transitions into polished mahogany—a visual symphony that hints at the complexity within the glass. The whisky's texture is evident through good beading and thick legs, promising a luxurious mouthfeel that will unfold with each sip.

The olfactory journey begins with a rich, mellow, and slightly drying aroma that invites you to delve deeper. Maritime salt crystals transport you to the rugged shores of Campbeltown, while the scent of boat varnish evokes images of the sea air mingling with the craftsmanship of the shipyard. Edible seaweed adds a touch of brininess, further enhancing the maritime character.

Thick fruity tarte tatin emerges, a decadent layer of caramelized apples encased in a buttery pastry. The nose continues to unfold with notes of Dundee Seville marmalade, providing a sweet and zesty contrast. The complexity deepens with the introduction of tablet toffee, a traditional Scottish treat, adding a hint of confectionery indulgence.

Upon the first sip, The Mermaid envelops the palate with a creamy texture, creating a luxurious and velvety mouthfeel. The sweetness is delicately balanced, with a lightly sweet center palate reminiscent of a French apple tart. The interplay of flavors is heightened by a pinch of salt, adding a savory element that harmonizes with the maritime notes from the nose.

The journey culminates in a long and warming finish that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression. A savory aftertaste emerges, a testament to the whisky's maritime roots, while a spicy finish adds a touch of complexity. The Mermaid invites you to savor the moment, allowing the flavors to dance on your taste buds before slowly fading into a satisfying conclusion.

Glen Scotia Icons of Campbeltown No. 1: The Mermaid stands as a testament to the artistry of the distillers and the influence of time and cask selection. With its maritime allure, fruity indulgence, and a nuanced interplay of sweet and savory notes, this expression is a true masterpiece that captures the essence of Campbeltown's whisky heritage. Whether you are a seasoned whisky enthusiast or a curious newcomer, The Mermaid beckons you to embark on a sensory voyage that explores the rich tapestry of flavors within each sip.

Official tasting note (87)

Deep amber, polished mahogany in hue. Good beading and thick legs, indicating texture.
Rich, mellow and slightly drying. Maritime salt crystals, boat varnish, edible seaweed. Thick fruity tarte tatin, Dundee Seville marmalade and tablet toffee.
A creamy texture, lightly sweet centre palate glazed with French apple tart and a pinch of salt.
Long and warming with a savoury aftertaste and spicy finish.

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