- 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
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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
- Seen with two titles: Velvet complexity OR Sipping from a velvet Tardis
- An exquisite whisky!
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!
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!
Long and warm.Sweet,spicy and dry.A little minty and bitter.Quality black tea.So pleasant!
- Issue price December 2020: 73.00 GBP
- Pleasant dram here through and through.
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.
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.
Peppery, bit of sweetness and oak, stays warm for ages, and bitterness stays away. Very pleasant finish.
Quite dark. Plums, raisins, some toffee. Very pleasant.
Smooth and intriguing. A velvety cover of dark fruits, old wood.
Medium-long. Quite mellow. Coffee notes, yet spicy. Dry.
- 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.