Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Ginger and jelly sweets
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2019 3:07 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134.07

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1992 SMWS 46.71

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glenlossie 25 yo SMWS 46.71 Ginger and Jelly Sweets, 52.9% (1992). Very pale yellow. Aroma definitely lives up to the jelly sweets name. Gummy bears, Haribo, jelly babies. Yes it's appropriately named, as SMWS bottlings often are. I like the nose - it's not too oaky considering the age - very clean fruity and fun. Taste is creamy, rounded, vanilla and slightly salty, softly fruity, great cask and good spirit. Impressions of effervesence and sherbet. Biscuit. Faint papery oak but the overwhelming impression is of a deft touch. Still carries some youth and fire. Not weighty or over-oaked. It has a nice balance. The papery notes do start to take hold over time though and I think my rating decreased over the course of the drink. 25 years and still tasting youthful and punchy. My impression is that the Glenlossie spirit takes some taming! 3.35/80

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. Expraesi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another great Glenlossie from the well-matured Bourbon barrel, the combination usually goes well together. The malt lies wonderfully dignified and balanced in the mouth without lacking kick. Great interplay of fruit sweetness, exciting ginger heat and oak flavor.
    (Rating: +)
    • Nose
      90 90
      great ripe nose; intense to complex fruity sweet; ripe fruits with a tropical touch; Citrus notes; Orange zest; some pineapple; Apple; Honeydew melon; Honey; some cut grass in the background; slightly floral notes; plus a nice flavor from the wood as a very well integrated counterpoint; with water there is noticeably vanilla
      - For me a recognizable typical Glenlossie nose from the well-matured Bourbon barrel, as I appreciate it.
    • Taste
      89 89
      voluminous and oily; fruity-sweet; also here tropical influences like pineapple; Gummy bear; An emerging, pleasant, light ginger spiciness brings a harmonious effect to the oily, soft fruit sweetness; spicy oak
    • Finish
      89 89
      long; sweet and spicy; Fruit notes; Citrus zest; wonderful, harmonious ginger heat lingers for a long time; delicate tart oak

  6. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    N: Another wonderfully aged dram that’s more concentrated/closer than the Longmorn though there are plenty of shared similarities. Though it’s never woody, we’ve more the straight smell of oak and cask-associated notes than the previous floaty/care-free floral-fruity number.
    T: More of that closeness like I’m sat inside the cask, though it’s still not that woody – just I had to work a bit harder in comparison to the Longmorn.
    F: Ok, it’s just a little woody/stiff by the end, but I’m quibbling.
    C: Same calibre as the Longmorn [and a 25yo Cadenhead’s Glen Grant I’m currently enjoying]. The rest is down to personal preference. 

  8. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A pronounced spice brought a blanket of ginger and nutmeg interwoven with orange skin and cut grass. Green woody notes introduced a flower garden in full bloom and lined with lavender bushes hosting a squadron of bees collecting nectar with which to make honey. Earthy tones became reminiscent of cigars and coffee beans whilst crunchy ginger biscuits reintroduced a spice that journeyed towards cumin and coriander. The palate was fresh and lively, combining crystalised ginger and green jelly sweets. The zing of fresh pineapple softened to lemon barley water as the finish embraced green bark and lime skin.


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