Glenlossie 1992 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2011 8:01 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenlossie 1992 DR

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.20 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  Glenlossie is one of the workhorse distilleries for Diageo's blends and often overlooked by connoisseurs even today.  But it produces a nice fat and oily malt that (depending on fermentation time) shows either a very fruity or a shared fruity/grassy/herbal profile.  I had some delicious drams in the past so I am curious about these two babies from 1992 in a head-to-head tasting:  This 18-year old Dewar Rattray (DR) with 56,1% abv that I bought for 61 Euro in April, 2015 versus a Signatory 24-years old (SV) with 55,9% versus an.Colour:  The SV is one shade darker at old gold while the DR is at jonquiripe corn.  The texture of the DR shows very few late tears and slow legs and the SV does basically the same.  So both own this fat and sticky oily consistency Glenlossie is famous for (mainly among the blenders and professional tasters).Nose:  The DR offers a mix of fruits and floral aromas in a nice balance with wooden and malty notes.  Delicate and sublime, I like it!  The SV is sweeter here but shows a comparable profile of grassy-floral-fruity aromas (so both were produced with a medium fermentation time).  It is more powerful compared to the DR when neat and I like it a little better.Initial mouthfeel:  Both coat the whole of the mouth nicely (right as the texture promised).  The SV is a little peppery with some drying moments (metallic).  The DR is a little hot with some adstringent feelings (tannins).  I go for a draw.Taste:  A delicate and well-rounded sweet and fruity profile with the DR that is nicely (but sublime) layered.  One to chew for minutes and still I can detect some new flavours.  The SV is sweet and more spicy-herbal with just hints of fruits and leaves.  It is layered too but I find fewer aromas and flavours here.  Nevertheless quite delicious.  This round goes to the DR.Finish:  Both are quite long and sticky (like the texture promised) with the DR being more mellow and rounded while the SV is punchier and shows some stronger wooden notes (that are just slightly bitter - but not in an unpleasant way).  Again I prefer the DR over the SV. Both drams are great swimmer and benefit from water added.  The nose opens up beautifully and offers more and stronger aromas. The SV now shows the spices and herbs from the palate in the nose too while the DR adds more summer floral and some herbal aromas to its nosing profile.  The mouthfeel gets smoother and the taste grows stronger on a nice maltiness that turns both drams sweeter.  The finish stays very long and the wooden notes of the SV disappear when diluted.  I like both drams much better when reduced to drinking strength (2 points up). These drams confirm that Glenlossie produces a bold yet delicate malt that lacks the "oompf" but pleases with a sublime and well-balanced profile.  That is why blenders love this malt (and me too!) but it is certainly not a profile for the thrill-seekers...
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  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottler`s Notes :

    Colour : Straw gold.

    Nose : Sweet and fruity, apple blossom, spice and a touch of ginger.

    Palate : Good mouthfeel, soft oily texture, green tea, sweet yet savoury.

    Conclusion : Unusual and rare offering.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This whisky seems younger than its 18 years. A little
    nervous, I would say. Better with water.
    • Nose
      The nose starts rather grainy. Petit Beurre-cookies. Vanilla. The sweetness
      translates further into young, green apples and loads of citrus fruit. Some
      lemongrass too. With effort I even get some pineapple cubes and white
      chocolate, but little else. Not bad, but rather ordinary. Adding water brings
      out a mineral side. Beach of rocks. Now where did that association come from?
    • Taste
      It is pretty creamy on the palate, but immediately
      very peppery and drying (oak!). The second sip brings out the citrus fruit and
      quite some honey serves as a much needed softener of the palate. Again the young grass. Reminds me of spring. With a spoon of water, it becomes a lot sweeter. It can do with that,
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long in which the citrusfruit
      takes top honours.

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

     A little bit too spirity for me. Needs water.
    • Nose
      Grassy and spirity. Lots of citrus fruit, but also green apples.
    • Taste
      Fresh and waxy. Warm oily mouthfeel. Quite strong. With water more roundness. Honey and oak. Later on more spice.
    • Finish
      Long and dry. Becomes very salty as well.


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