Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A two-way street
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2017 3:53 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106,90

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13 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlossie 1992 SMWS 46.45

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Entitled 'A Two Way Street', its a 23yo Speysider from a refill ex-bourbon hogshead
    N: A funkier nose that the Glen Moray with lighter, more estery notes. The wood is understandably more subdued by comparison. To the fore are the sugary soft fruits, a little plimsole, oily/tar, tamarind hay, oxidised [light] lemonade, damp barley with equally damp bracken & moist foliage, a touch of peat/farm and touch of lemon balm.
    T: Ok, its going in 'that' direction. We are talking of a sugary-sweet dram with fruity confectionary and a light vegetal/coppery funk. It's similar to a Clynelish i have currently open, though thats even more straight ahead on the sugar front. There's then a little vegetal sweet cacao becoming waxy. The yummy concoction is wrapped up in an equally desirable mouthfeel.
    F: Vegetal confectionary funk. Waxy raisins with a fruity tannic chew and a very light touch of raw chocolate. Like the Glen Moray, there's a long finish. There's a finale of newly-picked sweet garden peas.
    C: I just realised i had this before, last month in fact when I had a similar reaction to this Glenlossie, namely i liked it immediately and again 'over thinked it'. [Again], its a very good dram and im tempted to get a bottle as its terribly comforting [oh, so English].

    Scores a B

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Werther's Originals [spot on Ashley], but that note doesn't last given the movement, moving first towards a plastic/putty note before more sweet stuff on fruits & tutti-fruity - and yet i feel i will remember this as a more savoury dram given, especially in comparison to the sweet Glen Moray. An hour later and there's fruity grapes and rubbery-smoke. John McCheyne said he detects smoke in Glenlossie, most likely from the char - the char though so low in the mix it’s not obviously recognisable as such. Then there’s more development on sweet biscuits, [East End] hot mango mint sauce [delicious with curry], and heathery>char. The spirit is still very open despite 23 years in oak, such is the joy of decent refills. This is very similar to the Bowmore [last in tonight's flight], but it's the 23 years of slow & soft maturation from this Glenlossie than win me over the most.
    T: A hard to describe chocolate-maltiness with a few Maltesers and a deep [very Irish!], putty mash.
    F: Waxy at the end and a little dry but with all sorts going on under the surface.
    C: Deceptively simple with some treasure-hunt depth and plenty of the Irish. it’s lovely stuff but I feel i'm over thinking it. in the main, it’s the 'age' i love the most and the magic that age brings when cask and spirit unite within a long & slow marriage.

    Scores a B

  3. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Gamboge gold

    Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet

    We found engaging toffee, brown sugar, banana split and
    vanilla sponge sweetness on the nose – and something of the earth (eucalyptus
    forest floor?); then it brightened up – ginger snaps, pineapple and fruit salad
    chews. The palate was a two-way street, with toffee, honey Lockets and Ricicles
    sweetening up one carriageway, while the other had tingling clove spice, stewed
    rhubarb with ginger and oaky tannins, which left a warm glow on the finish, the
    reduced nose had cola-flavoured jelly beans, candle wax and old books. The palate
    now gave us iced ginger cake and oak with a mere smear of dark honey.


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