Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2009 6:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 687.33

4 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1978 DT

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] 20+ years old Glenlossie bottlings from the early nineties are known for their delicious fruitiness among connoisseurs and I wonder if Glenlossie owned such a fruity profile all the time. And when a friend spotted this bottle in a dark corner of my cellar we immediately decided to check this and cracked it open on the spot (before lunchtime). I bought this bottle for 61 Euro in April, 2004.

    And this old Glenlossie is fruity too, no doubt but not as fruity as the early nineties distillation. But it easily compensates this with a more complex old-stylish profile that is simply delicious and interesting to explore, just the minor cardboardy note towards the end of the finish is a little distracting. Bold and quaffable...
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is quite dark at deep copper and the nose offers a lush old Highland style profile with tons of sweet barley sugars, honeys and fruits (of course) in a bold toffee and waxy setting. After some breathing the sweetness steps back a little and more subtle floral and grassy aromas shine through which enrich the complexity of this nose greatly. Later hints of tea and dried fruits join in. This is not as fruity as the early nineties Glenlossie noses but it is more complex and old-stylish what I like too. The wood is about perfect, neither too dominant nor too weak.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is nicely layered starting with a bold toffee flavour that is joined by molten barley sugars quickly before more bitter and spicy notes re-establish a balanced taste. Then the fruits jump in (both exotic and home-grown), rather late but boldly. The woods are always present but they hide in the background and provide just the structure for all other flavours, just the way the old Traditional Scotch style defined it. I like this!
    • Finish
      86 86
      The initial mouthfeel is warming with a peppery touch and nicely coating with a minor astringent moment from the woods (tannins) which is not distracting. The finish is long and adds hot spices (white pepper, ginger), liquorice and some bitter wooden notes (green tea, tannins). It turns a little more drying-astringent towards the end that changes to a cardboardy impression after some more sips (which I do not like). Water turns the nose punchier and the taste smoother (but less interesting as the layers intermingle now) and a further reduction flattens the dram. I like the neat dram best.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful balance of a great cask and the distillate. Classic bourbon maturation with malty sweetness and (currently refrained) fruits. Fat & oily. Fantastic finish on ripe dripping peaches.

    I imagine that this will get fruitier with more time in the open bottle.

    A 4 cl sample from a freshly opened bottle straight into the glass... Hmmm, lucious.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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