GLENLOSSIE 18 year old, Cask Strength at 53.3%

Region: Highlands
Distillation Year: 1996
Bottling Year: 2014
ABV: 53.3%

This distillery is owned by Diageo and at its site is the Glenlossie Bonds which store around 200,000 casks of whisky from the other Diageo distilleries. This whisky is considered to be a top class malt by blenders and was an important component in the Haig blends.

Independent Review from Whisky Saga:

Todays Glenlossie is released by the independent bottler Blackadder. It was distilled 13 June 1996 and bottled November 2014. It was matured in hogshead #7058. The outcome was 324 bottles.

Nose (22/25): A bit oaky and dusty at first. Then came citrus and vanilla. And then: Cinnamon rolls – the raw ones! Sugar and cinnamon and butter mixed with dough. After a while I found the smell of Champagne as well, the yeasty kind.

Taste (23/25): Smooth and rich! Quite complex too. Vanilla, salt and cinnamon at first. Then pears and a lot of different spices.

Finish (22/25): A long finish with dried papaya and pineapple. A lot of different spices in the end. Quite dry. Some caramel added some more sweetness beside the fruits.

Balance (23/25): I love it. A very rich and complex whisky.

Score (90/100)

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