Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Wolsdorff - Exklusive Fassabfüllung
Calculated age
20 years old
52.5 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
Wolsdorff Tobacco GmbH, Hamburg
de Germany
Added on
09 Nov 2018 10:54 am by larswehmeier
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 63.60

6 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1997 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great Glenlossie with an interesting, powerful interplay of fruity sweetness and intense, tingling oak spice. The tart notes in the finish are pronounced but pleasant and appropriate. All in all a wonderful and exciting malt that is good to drink pure, but can also stand a few drops of water. Reminds me of the 1997 Glenlossie # 6766 (WID: 129470).
    • Nose
      90 90
      intense to complex fruity sweet; bright fruits; Citrus notes; Honey; in addition nice seasoning from the wood; Alcohol noticeable but not disturbing; complex and interesting nose; Alcohol opens it further towards fruitiness; takes time in the glass
    • Taste
      89 89
      full and powerful in the beginning; intensely sweet and spicy; fruity aromas (citrus, apple); slightly chocolatey notes; with time in the mouth a tingling, hot spice appears (peppery); great interplay of fruity sweetness and intense sparkling spice; Water signs him off something
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and warm; delicate fruit notes; a distinct, pleasantly slightly tart oak spice remains for a long time

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Much has already been said, here are my 2 cents:
    Wonderful honey notes in the nose and on the palate after a while, and a first-class, elegant, delicate, old-school smoky note. Great enjoyment, balanced fruit-barrel combination.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful glenlossie! Sweet fruit with wonderful sharpness and spicy wood, fits and tastes ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Clear amber shines from the Premium Snifter, a viscous streak sticks to the glass wall. Caramel and hints of dried grapes and berries rise, minimal roasted aromas and creamy hazelnuts, milk chocolate and sweet raisins. Oranges and zest from grapefruit peels dissolve, lemons and a hint of spicy wood, in the background is subtle mint and some menthol. The nose looks sweet and fruity, the alcohol is harmoniously integrated.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows gently and smoothly through the throat, sweetness and fruit flash before subtle sharpness envelops the tongue and stimulates the saliva. Dried grapes and berries, caramel and oranges, the second sip also starts fruity and sweet, then ends pleasantly spicy with a pinch of white pepper and minimal wooden sharpness on the tongue. The taste also shows fine citrus fruits and juicy apple, honey and mint, caramel and spicy wood. The taste of the Glenlossie is varied and multi-layered.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste starts with dark and yellow fruits, the partly tart and spicy wood tones stick warm on the palate, the subtle sharpness still massages the tongue. The wonderful combination of flavors stays long and voluminous on the palate, citrus fruits and hazelnuts herald the end of the aftertaste with dark caramel and creamy wood.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I waver between - very tasty - and too dirty, sometimes I'm almost at Ledaig Assotiations - that's probably what I do not like - high quality - not my style - alcohol is super integrated after a week of airing
    • Nose
      87 87
      discreet peat meets antique sawdust, fruity lemon, melon, sweet honey - fresh wood, herbaceous - green wood
    • Taste
      87 87
      Citrus notes - mineral - clear peat with seaweed, lemon, licorice, mint, ginger - oatmeal cookies - it gets better with each sip - but for me is a very atypical Lossie - reminds me more of Dalwhinnie (honey) or Keith (Peat)
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, warm, sweet - Citrus gummy bears with lemon flavor - this is true for the palate but is quite dominant in the finish - surrounded by some peat and flawless wood notes

  6. Paulsen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    dense, waxy, oily Bourbon aromas, fruit (citrus, melon) becomes leatherier, a little "dirtier" over time. Mouthfeel is pleasant and well structured despite the high percentage.

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good Glenlossie at the (current) very good price, but a bit too bitter and snappy to keep up with my favorite Lossie (WID 115515).

    Beautiful, set, elegant nose with clear and yet delicate, filigree wood notes, tart citrus fruits and fruit zest and a gentle caramel sweetness that increases over time. Unfortunately, less of the waxy and maritime notes that the SV CS - barrel 1144 brings to the start. But gains tremendously with time in the glass and some water. With a little patience, H2O and more than 20 minutes, almost 90-point material.

    Somewhat strict and sharp on the palate without water; More compatible with water, but also very sour-tart from the basic character.

    In the finish, after the bitter notes have subsided, it becomes quite elegant and elegant again, with oak spice, white pepper and tart fruit. The finish is most impressive without water.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88


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