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Overall rating
91.35/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
30th Anniversary
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2533
Number of bottles
530
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2018 10:58 am by WhiskyAddicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 653,06

28 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1984 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.35 points

  1. Eun1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In the 33 years of maturation, this malt has loaded a weighty oak cargo, which has a significant effect on the taste. While in the nose unfolds a multi-faceted aroma game with downright elegant sherry notes, which is further unleashed by the addition of a little water, the oak influences with dark chocolate and mocha quickly overlap the initial impressions of aromatic sweetness and dark fruits. The finish is quite long and dry with lots of oak.
    • Nose
      92 92
      strong dark fruity sherry (intensifies even more with some water), forest honey, cooked fruits, freshly sawn wood, oak flavors, a hint of fennel
    • Taste
      88 88
      aromatic honey, dark fruits, mocha, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      long with dry oak

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Part of a signatory anniversary tasting lineup.

    My ranking for the lineup is:

    1. Port Ellen 35
    2. Cragganmore 33
    2. Ben Nevis 27
    4. Bunnahabhain 40
    5. Mortlach 27
    6. Glenlossie 33

    Of course if you’re a drinker, you’re much better off to avoid paying double for packaging and buy a different release. These are for collectors.

    I see I’m going against the grain here, but I will double down and say that I can usually handle a lot of oak, but this is simply too much and puts the dram completely out of balance. Some very cool notes, but this is not about distillery character at all. The cask dominates.

    Edit: I just read a user said the oaky bitter note dissipates with some air time in the bottle. My sample was from a fresh bottle at a tasting, so take that for what it’s worth.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Starts off great, old notes of lacquer, worn leather, plaster, marzipan, turbinado sugar, walnuts, black tea, paprika
    • Taste
      86 86
      It’s starts to go a little sideways here. Clove, nutmeg, oversteeped black tea, antique wood, cherry, allspice
    • Finish
      82 82
      Powerful, huge tannins, drying, very long and very drying. Loses balance.

  3. Achany scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    mmh ... that starts nicely. A lot of dried fruits, sherry, moldy wine cellar, traces of marzipan. Sweet and spicey. On the palate the sherry fades away quite a bit too quickley. the oak is kicking in. some peppery notes, some sawdust as well. The finish is a bit too bitter for me. burnt spices, not yet bad but I a bit less would have been better. That is some fine old and dignified malt. Not for every day and just a bit too much oak for me.
    Retasting May 19: after several weeks in the opened bottle the okay bitter note nearly vanished. which makes this dram just perfect!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

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