Glen Scotia Victoriana
Glen Scotia // Campbeltown, Scotland
Victoriana is a non-age statement (NAS) Scotch from one of the last three remaining Campbeltown distilleries. It was introduced in 2015 as part of the distillery's international rebranding. The casks were selected from its reserve cellar (to have one is considered a very Victorian value - hence the name) for their individual characteristics, then married together in a barrel that's been given a heavy char. It's bottled without chill-filtration.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefinished in heavily-charred barrels
"The whisky does have an intrinsically more smoky character than other expressions from Glen Scotia - a bit like sipping one while in a cigar lounge. Some sweet, oxidized citrus and nutty flavors suggest some sherry casks in the mix, as does the burnt sunset-orange color. There is also a heavy oatmeal/spice/cereal element. Pleasing milk chocolate, caramel and gingerbread spices round out the flavor profile into the finish. "