Glen Scotia Victoriana

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Charred Oak Casks
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:49 am by djmaxliving
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Victoriana

74 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.72 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. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So to get right to the point. This whisky is independent and special. But the 15 convinced me so much, I can't forget it. That's why this is not a NAS that I would buy.
    • Nose
      Some tobacco and nutty sherry. Steamed peaches. He needs time and some water. Then there are bananas, dark sugar with vanilla. Behind it some fresh mint on lemon peel. Roasted aromas with a minimal smokiness.
    • Taste
      The banana is now overripe in the leather saddle. There are also orange peel with a slight tobacco note. Roasted peppery aromas come through. Behind that, sugar-sweet vanilla. Not badly decided when choosing a barrel. A hint of tobacco comes through.
    • Finish
      It ends in the middle with citrus fruits and a compote of dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Slightly bitter oak, but immediately fraternized with a little caramelized sugar. Absolutely ok.

  3. 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.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's always surprising what Glen Scotia is capable of bottling. A distillery that is (wrongly) underestimated everywhere.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Mineral and salty, fresh cookie dough, malt, fresh yeast, lemon cake - it has Campbeltown DNA, and yet it is very different from the colleagues over there. Wet wood, salt lick, multivitamin effervescent tablets.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fatty, creamy and oily starter, mineral, salty, lemony. The effervescent tablets, still in the multivitamin flavor. Lays on the tongue for a long time, spreads out, later delivers nice, intense chocolate notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, sweet and fruity, at the same time salty, lots of chocolate, lemon ice cream.

  5. Wolf68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. 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

  7. ScotchSavor did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Roy Aquavitae: Typically 70% 10yo 1st bbn, 10% 12 1st bbn, 20% 16-18 refill US&Euro, filled into 30% 1st PX hogs/butts & 70% heavy char US for 12mos, then vatted again & into “inert” 3-4th refills

    L2.239.15 27.08.2015 16:08

  8. ehelkur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      On the nose it seems quite sweet, a bit floral, a lot of raisins, sultanas, plums and fresh fruits. But the fruity character stands out with peaches, mango, melons....
    • Taste
      86 86
      On the taste side, it is sour.... quite different from what the nose promised, with a lot of spices, tropical fruits, brine and again spices like nutmeg and clove. It has a nice mouth coating.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The Finish is long, with notes of ashes, coffee and fruits.

  9. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glen Scotia Victoriana, 51.5% alc. Original bottling (2015). Expansion: Bourbon barrels, "charred oak casks"

    Nose: Apple pie with cinnamon and burnt oatmeal, some malt and a little caramel. There is also strawberry yoghurt and salted peanuts, as well as a little marzipan, tobacco and shoe polish.

    Palate: Strong and pleasantly spicy, slightly tingling. Again the porridge, with fresh caramel and some coffee. Warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce. I also find a pleasantly tangy lemon sweetness and some chocolate milk here.

    Finish: Long and very dry, again a lot of caramel and some oak. Cinnamon, blackberry jam, citrus fruits and a hint of menthol.

    Conclusion: Glen Scotia in cask strength. Not a whisky for beginners, but a really good one! 86/100 points (2021)


  10. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86


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