Glenlossie 1993/2011 Cadenhead
This sample has been sitting in my sample drawer for quite a while now. Gifted to me by a friend, I passed on this Glenlossie from Cadenhead when I came across it a couple of years ago. He was smart enough to buy it. I now regret not doing the same.
Glenlossie 1993/2011 (55,1%, Cadenhead, 258 bts.)
Nose: Pfew, this is nicely sherried… and I like it. Dusty. Reminiscent of an older style of sherry. Soy sauce, leather, mushrooms and old books. Also a thick cherry syrup with raspberries and plums.
Taste: Lots of red fruit again, mainly cherries but also plums and blackberries. A subtle spiciness with cloves and black pepper. Touch of aniseed and tobacco leaves. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but that barely matters anything because the flavours are very rich.
Finish: Red fruits. Lingers on mint for a long time.
This is a small gem. Not a very sexy distillery, but this Glenlossie is really good and will heavily satisfy any lover of sherried whiskies.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.