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Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1997 SMWS 46.79
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points
Let’s move to another similarly aged Speysider. Colour is apricot-orange gold, almost exactly the same colour as the orange-y bar mat [see pic].
N: I’m liking the slightly butyric fruity apricots, papaya, a little mango, passion fruits,….
T: A relaxed old timer with a super-calm honeyed & golden syrup [SMWS] arrival. Fruity hessian notes continue to grow & delight alongside a toasted sweet oaked note that comes from sufficiently long ageing in a medium charred bourbon refill cask surely – checking [SMWS],…. yep a second fill hoggie..
F: Deliciously soft [Oatly] milky porridge mash, a few sunflower seeds [nope, pine nuts – thanks again SMWS], slightly butyric yet also spot on fruits and more syrup=honey. Good long finish.
C: Sure there’s plenty of oak, but this one makes for a delicious tree climb with plenty of fruit picking to be done once you’re up there.
- SMWS Tasting Notes: A hedonistic profusion of dried tropical fruit crashed onto the beach amidst coconuts, brazil nuts and dark chocolate that had melted onto the golden sand. Bobbing in the tide we spied an old tea chest packed with jars of golden syrup and tobacco whilst on the warm breeze came the evocative aromas of ground coffee beans and vanilla pods. We were sipping mugs of hot chocolate, lavishly adorned with cream and a dusting of cocoa powder that paired very nicely with the ginger and rhubarb crumble that was drizzled with custard. Through the creamy and velvety textures more tropical fruit appeared as banana, guava and ripe melon combined on layers of banoffee pie and toasted pine nuts. Finally a sprig of mint brought a fresh sensation that merged with apricot yoghurt and pineapple dipped in dark chocolate on the lasting finish. After spending 18 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a toasted 2nd fill hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.