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Glenlossie 10 Year Old

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Glenlossie 10 Year Old

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  • Brand: Glenlossie
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • Series: Flora & Fauna
  • ABV: 43.0%
  • Age: 10 year old

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Glenlossie 10 Year Old

I previously tried this 2 years ago with my wonderful late Dad during our Scottish distillery tour. After a tour of Dalwhinnie we picked up a couple of bottles each from their shop. My Dad chose this one and although I only had a couple of sips it left an impression of an underrated unheard-of distillery that should get more attention instead of just being blend-fodder. So I thought, let's revisit it and see what I now think.....

It's a spicy nose with cinammon. Slightly honeyed with liquorice hints. Grassy. It's kind of on the heavy side of light if you know what I mean.

Sweeter palate that continues the spice theme but with a slightly soft fruit edge - peaches, tangerines even??? I then get quite a herby and aniseed edge.

The finish is medium in length - aniseed and herbs continue. Drying and bitter at the back of the throat but sweet on the tongue.

So my initial impressions 2 years ago were that this was underrated. Now I've had chance to properly taste and analyze it I'll go one step further and say 'criminally underrated'. Having said that, this bottle was over £40 so perhaps I should say criminally underexposed. This is a distillery that needs to be given more attention by Diageo as the potential is clearly there.


Not so long ago, the Glenlossie distillery only worked six months per year. The workers spent the other half year producing spirit at the neighbouring distillery of Mannochmore. But since 2007 both distillery are in full time production.

Glenlossie is mostly known as the core malt of the Haig blend (together with Glenkinchie and Linkwood), which sells about 5 million bottles a year!

It's hard to find an official bottling, but the Indies love Glenlossie for its quality. Hence you will find many independent releases of Glenlossie. The one I tasted was a Murry McDavid expression.

The nose is soft and refreshing, ideal as an aperitif. Freshly cut grass, heather and some spices (otherwise I might have mistaken this one for a Lowland). A touch of lime.

This continues on the palate, adding ripe fruits on a spicy platter. What is this? Why am I reminded of iced tea? Ha!

The finish, long and clean, remains fruity.

Yes, with an amuse-guele, this is the dram to be had!

Great to see Glenlossie back in full scale production. This is an inviting dram!

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