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Overall rating
84.55/100
votes
381
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

€ 72.97

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Victoriana

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 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. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 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.

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very enjoyable whisky, with a very own character. Fruity with a subtle touch of smoke, thick structure, nice sour notes. This one is really different and I like it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Some fruitiness, ripe oranges, a bit organic as well. A clear hint of smoke, dark tea. Then some sweet vanilla notes arive, the nose gets friendlier in time.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, pretty strong. Oily, thick structure. Some significant sour note, not unpleasant at all. Orange zest, with some bitterness. Again a smoky note, and some honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still pretty strong, sweet and fruity, some peach, honey. Clearly some wood influence now, with again a hint of smoke. Pretty long, tea and tobacco come in later on.

  7. Jssssssss scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nose
    Strength: (6)
    Tonality: (6)
    Micro-ripe citrus... 2
    Maltose...2
    Still have candied fruit... 2
    Salted toffee...3
    White toast...2
    Wood ashes...1
    Taste & Finish
    Aroma: (6)
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (6)
    A slight peat appears in the entrance to the green peat bitter... 2
    Total:( 85-86 )
    Although the elements are rich but a little messy, it seems that there is no good integration.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very unusual, very complex Malt and really good Malt!
    A no-age statement that really gives pleasure!
    • Nose
      a lot of honey and caramel, ripe lemon, peach, vanilla, oak;
    • Taste
      with water: strong onset, oily, sweet, cooling mint; Pepper, salt, charcoal, blackberries, creme brulee, cocoa butter, dry oak, complex;
    • Finish
      a long, sweet finish, honey; in the end peppery, slightly bitter;

  9. Estega7 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  10. robbiemast scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

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