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Overall rating
84.64/100
votes
479
Whiskybase ID
62938
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.09.2015
Casktype
Charred Oak Casks
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2/244/15
Barcode
5016840191216
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:49 am by djmaxliving
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 75.96

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Victoriana

62 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 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. 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.
    wlk20-11
    • 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.

  4. 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

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Exciting and original bottling with a good price-performance ratio and a strong start.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong alcohol that no longer stings the nose with increasing heat. Nice, sweet, sticky and fruity aroma. Pear, honey, heather, pineapple, vanilla, tangerine, light oak spice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Apple, tangerine, vanilla, lemon. Slightly oily.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish with oak, vanilla, citrus notes and pear.

  6. juli__c scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Only faults I find are from my own preferences, this is a very good pour. The sour cream note I get in the nose I often get in sweet peated whiskies that I tend to be harsh on the score there, but this taste and finish sing. Balanced and very enjoyable!
    • Nose
      88 88
      A sweet and subtle peat, cream, pear, red grapes,
    • Taste
      91 91
      Ooh that’s a nice palate, subtle yet bold, sweet and light peat again, a briney honey mix, light spice, apple sauce, something unctuous about this that demands a second sip, and third, and so on
    • Finish
      89 89
      Here the oak and spice play their part by keeping the warmth and linger, the sweet notes join in to carry on after the spice subdues

  9. 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

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, very spicy with wood.

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