Nice, classic ex-bc nose. The age shows, as does the typical "weight" of Glenlossie: you expect an oily texture, and hopefully a waxy flavor. Sweet lime, honey, perhaps papaya. Charcoal in the background.
With water, it becomes broader, now yielding florals and the merest idea of peat.
Well drinkable without water. Pretty concentrated, sweet and fruity on the mid-palate. Nice! Already 87-88 points, for sure. Let's add some water, though, just for kicks.
Well worth it: the flavor development stretches out more, and deepens. Reminds me now of Dalwhinnie for some reason (the worm tubs?), more of a Highland style now. More tart flavors, more oak spice, and I do keep getting a notion that there might be some peat involved here – maybe from the cask rather than the spirit itself? A real allrounder, without any big "wow" moments, but also without any weaknesses. Just honest, fat, deeply textured, well-aged whisky.
Honey and fruit salad (though the fruitiness is subdued and rather indistinct, so that it's impossible for me to isolate individual kinds of fruit), and still a tart, charred, almost woodsmoke-like note from the cask.