Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Charred Oak Casks
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:49 am by djmaxliving
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€ 74.14

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Victoriana

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hot. Hamse got off to a good start. Idiosyncratic. Interesting. Fat. After the not bad - but very "cozy" - last "cattle" range a very positive surprise.
    • Nose
      wow - the smell has its own, fascinating, smoky-spicy, but not in the Scottish way, rather in the Glen-Els-Alrik direction, plus salt and some Maggi, roasted and salted peanuts ... Tip: no water, before you get rich
    • Taste
      and again wow - very intense and full-bodied, oily, the flavors are found 1: 1 in the taste again, to dark chocolate, sugar beet syrup, you want my charcoal (or burnt bread roll) ... heavy, dark ...
    • Finish
      long, bittersweet, sticky, a pinch of pepper

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      I immediately like the elegant nose: burnt caramel crust of crème brûlée, vanilla, ripe (light) fruits and subtle oak notes are immediately present. The alcohol (51.5%) is initially noticeable by a slight cooling, which disappears after a few minutes. The beautiful aroma, peppered with many sweet fruit notes, strong roasted aromas and light smoke, reveals many more associations over time. Peaches, red fruits, bananas, marzipan, roasted peanuts / cashews, malt, burnt crust of bread, mineral notes (salt) and delicate smoke (reminds me of sweet cigar smoke) follow. Exciting and multifaceted!
    • Taste
      The Glen Scotia starts powerful and pleasantly oily. Freshly ground pepper prances briefly on the tip of the tongue and causes a slight tingle. The taste is almost an image of the nose crystallized out. Strong roasted aromas (coffee, peanuts and creme brulee), plenty of vanilla / caramel, sweet fruits, orange peel, dark chocolate, marzipan, spicy oak notes and charcoal / light smoke are dominant. The alcohol is very well integrated, so I do without the addition of a few drops of water. The relatively strong contrast between sweet fruit notes and strong roasted aromas blends into a harmonious and not everyday taste experience.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and slightly smoky. The sweet fruit notes flash again before the heavy aromas dominate the finish. Strong roasted aromas, orange peel, plenty of dark chocolate, spicy oak notes and light smoke make the malt cease slowly and warming. A delicate bitterness remains on the palate.

  3. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: wow, this reeks of freshly picked green apples. Apple crumble, grapefruits and a dash of pinot grigio. Very juicy nose. With air and a few drops of water, it gets saltier and more maritime. Mint, bay leaves, marzipan, salted and roasted cashew nuts and shoe polish. Maybe a few soapy off notes in the background, that remind me of hair shampoo. Nothing too extreme, rather interesting and characterful.

    Taste: pink grapefruits sprinkled with seasalt. Dry and mineral white wine. Crushed green garden herbs. Mint. Drops of soysauce. A nice, subtle bitterness that adds depth and maturity. Its not overly complex, but super delicious.

    Finish: Herbal and minty with a nice lingering bitterness.

    Very impressed. What a characterful bottling from this underrated and understated campelltown destillery. /89

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm trying a range from Glen Scotia through a local festival offered virtually. This Victoriana (though a more recent version), and 3 other samples from the recent online sessions that Glen Scotia did. Let's see how this tastes.

    Nose starts with vanilla, some light spices, crème brulee, some light campfire ash and smoke appearing, a mix of ripe and overripe fruits, and very light umami in the distance.

    Palate starts out with chocolate, then salt roasted peanuts, vanilla again, ripe fruits, becoming oily.

    Finish is chocolate, pepper, oily smoke, salt, and a touch of drying oak.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, very spicy with wood.

  6. wildhairyhaggis scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Has always been highly praised in various magazines. So a bit disappointed because it "only" seems to be a good whisky - but unfortunately not a very good one. Strong (barrel strength) without being too alcoholic and yet "easy drinking".

  7. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I feel like it doesn't quite know what it wants to be. It's a lot of things, it's very unique for a start, notes i haven't yet came across. It's borderline wine-y but also kind of fresh, very dirty and sweet.. good thing it's tasty too! The ABV makes it quite spicy on the palate but neither the nose nor the finish burns. It's a weird and fantastic dram you'll want a bottle of at least once, especially for the price.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very warm and very dark. Funk, reeks of stables at a farm, but in a good way somehow! There's sweet crème brûlée, burnt bread and celery salt spice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily and full. Again that stable-like funk and hay, reminds me a bit of that Springbank dirtiness turned up to 11. Black pepper and tobacco, some vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Surprisingly round. Sea air, leather notes and caramel. Oak bitterness lingers and later on hints again to something more sweet.

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, grain, grass, some earth, some lemon, apple, melon, nuts, some strawberry, dried fruits, some cinnamon, caramel
    • Taste
      Apple, honey, caramel, lemon, lime, nuts, very light chocolate, pepper

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quality stuff for a decent price, bottled at an impactful strength.
    • Nose
      Hints of rye bread, burnt caramel, soy sauce, dark spices and berries, with just a touch of wet cloth. Finally a whiff of Greek yoghurt and apples.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Very spicy actually. Mostly ginger and black pepper, with a subtle note of nutmeg. Soft charred oak. It has some sweet, syrupy, red fruity elements to provide some balance. Also, orange liqueur.
    • Finish
      Caramel and leather. Short to medium.


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