52.7% abv for a 24yo gives an estimated annual angel’s share of only 0.63% [Glenlossie’s new make strength is 67-67% SW]. Remember that the so-called angel’s share is necessary and desirable if maturation magic is to occur.
N: Leather, dunnage, candy-sweet>vegetal tannin=lactose. Later more coppery sweet with savoury>sweet lemon>ade cordial.
T: Hurray for refills and age. We’ve barley nectar liquid gold right here, a style of whisky that only age and certain casks can provide. Very firm and robust juice following along runny honeyed hay lines.
F: Sweet clay/white plasticine/grey buckwheat dough, savoury sweet straw and dry lemon. Reminiscent of many an SMWS Strathmill.
C: Certainly the best of the night so far, though the Clynelish [which became like this Lossie’s younger brother by the end of the night], wasn’t far behind. Can the Laphroaig up last top the charts?Scores a B[-]