Glen Mhor (Scott’s Selection 1978/2004) Review

This Scott’s Selection Glen Mhor was distilled in 1978 and bottled in 2004 at 56%. Glen Mhor was a distillery in the highlands that was demolished in 1983, so it’s not one you see too often.

Nose: Crisp and clean malt complimented by a bit of salt. Both tart and sweet: pears, green apples, milk chocolate, heavy citrus. Quite green overall with some Brora-like grassy/farmy notes, vanilla, and candied walnuts.

Palate: Loads of pepper up front, lots of vegetal notes with a bit of a sweetness to it. Salt and oak permeate throughout.

Finish: Again salty and sweet combo with plenty of malt and oak coming through – quite long overall with the earthy notes and spices lasting.

Rating: 92/100 – My first and only Glen Mhor to date, but I’d love to seek out additional bottles based on this initial experience. Perfectly balanced all around and an enjoyable pour through and through.

Value for the money: I got this for around $150 but I’ve seen it as high as $225. At $150, it’s a no brainer for me, and I regret not buying more at that price.