Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Velvet complexity
Stated Age
17 years old
2nd Fill Butt / Ex-Oloroso Spanish Oak Finish
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2019 8:53 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 111.21

2 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 2002 SMWS 46.84

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.21 points

  1. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Seen with two titles: Velvet complexity OR Sipping from a velvet Tardis

  2. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. sidqi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    An exquisite whisky!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very intense and complex,strong sherry characters.
      Sweet and very fruity,red dates puree,black chocolate with raisins,prune,black berries,jujube paste,anise,toasted oak and butterscotch. Roasted coffee bean,tobacco leaf,licorice,leathery,black tea.Exquisite nose!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very complex and slick,strong and spicy,explosively arrival! Loads of sweet berry fruits and black chocolate.Tannin spicy and dryness,espresso like aromas,mouth-coating.Superb berry bomb!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long and warm.Sweet,spicy and dry.A little minty and bitter.Quality black tea.So pleasant!

  4. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price December 2020: 73.00 GBP


  5. Gregers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant dram here through and through.

    Review: https://youtu.be/-oY2d7dvhWw
    • Nose
      Alcohol is manageable, then come toffee notes, dried fruits, hint of leather, spices, bit of tobacco. Very light smoke. Very sweet nose, turning towards overripe strawberries. Tiniest hint of varnish.
    • Taste
      Good alcohol punch, huge warmth, peppery spices, black pepper mainly, not too sweet. Oak just says hello. Some fruity notes, plums and blackcurrant. Third chew gets more sherried notes, leather, dried fruits, not really smokey, and doesn't turn bitter although I keep feeling it might. Charred wood shows up, or very burnt figs, definitely fig jam sweetness. Freshly cracked black pepper stays strong throughout.
    • Finish
      Peppery, bit of sweetness and oak, stays warm for ages, and bitterness stays away. Very pleasant finish.

  6. maltandgrains scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite dark. Plums, raisins, some toffee. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smooth and intriguing. A velvety cover of dark fruits, old wood.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium-long. Quite mellow. Coffee notes, yet spicy. Dry.

  7. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Zorba scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. CIB914 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    Pure ancient balsamic, sultana puree, sweet black coffee, chai tea, star anise, five-spice, aged plum wine, pine resin, damp hessian in a dunnage warehouse, sweet black cherries, caramelised muscovado sugar and aged sauternes. Superb notes of rancio increase with time. Water brings out subtle notes of onion seed, lemongrass and coriander leaf. Then foie gras on rye bread, orange oils, cocktail bitters, passion fruit syrup and aged Navy rum. The palate is superbly slick and rich. Natural tar extracts, bitter espresso, molten dark chocolate, cherry cola, cranberry jus, walnut wine, aged pu-erh tea, cannabis resin, Bovril, eau de vie and pre-phylloxera Marmite. With water there's pastis, liquorice sauce, herbal extracts, rosewater, sweet Gewurztraminer, melon syrup and pomegranate molasses. This was matured for 15 years in an oloroso sherry butt then transferred into a second-fill ex-oloroso Spanish oak sherry butt to add an extra layer of velvety complexity.


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