Nose: sweet, vanilla, sharp, fresh fruits, citrus, lime, oranges, tangerines, pineapples, cranberries, raspberries, brambles
Palate: sharp, sweet, buttery-fat, vanilla, sugar, citrus, oranges, red fruit, cherries, strawberries, brambles
Finish: gentle, vanilla, sweet, strong, medium-long
Conclusion: Very nice. She had quite a bite at first, but mellowed after a while into a well stocked fruit basket, where the gentle soft fruits have the upper hand.
More info: “self-bottled” (self-labeled would be more correct) at A.D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience in Ayrshire, on our way to the Bladnoch distillery. It has been distilled somewhere in 1992 and was hand bottled on the 8th of June 2013, from cask #3440, that was – if I remember correctly, a refill bourbon barrel. Also, I forgot to make a proper picture, so you’ll have to make do with a phone-picture that was taken during a whisky-dinner, where we paired it with a fantastic chocolate mousse – a great combination. More on the whisky-dinner will come soon.
Glenlossie is one of the many distilleries owned by Diageo, that is rarely found as a single malt. As far as I have done my homework right, there has only been one official distillery bottling, all other bottlings have to be sourced via independent bottlers.
I am a bit sad this bottle is empty.