In the Victorian age, Campbeltown was known as the Whisky capital of the world. Only three distilleries still produce whisky, one of which is Glen Scotia. John Peterson who has been in the industry for over 40 years, is the mastermind behind the careful development and improvement of Glen Scotia's whiskies. John will continue to develop future expressions of Glen Scotia that will stay true to the roots of the early days of Campbeltown Scotch whisky.
Each cask is chosen for its rare character and exceptional maturity when Glen Scotia are selecting them to include in the Victoriana. Finished in deep charred oak, the result is an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky whose aroma and flavour work in harmony. Bottled in the traditional way straight from the cask and without filtration, its subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full bodied spicy fruit aroma and mildly smokey aftertaste.
It has an elegant nose with hints of oak driving the bouquet. There are interesting creme brulee notes leading to generous caramelised fruits and finally polished oak. The palate has a sweet and concentrated start with some jammy blackcurrant fruitiness. This leads on to a big mid palate, then there is typical tightening towards the back palate. It does become more austere with water. The finish is clean and initially sweet.