I’m quite sure now that this is not cask strength. Like with the Mortlach 2017 that I tried a little while ago, this Glenlossie from 2007 bottled in the same Carn Mor Strictly Limited series is a vatting of two sherry casks and bottled at the same 47.5%. I like the color very much.
This is a veritable candy on the nose. A warm stew of all kinds of berries, red fruit and rhubarb. Then a handful of nuts, including roasted hazel nuts. Seasons on candied ginger. A lost mandarin in the back. But fair is fair: the cask completely dominates the distillery character.
The body is very light, the taste very fruity and sweet. Make that sweet and sour with rum-raisins, grapefruit, gooseberry and a truckload of berries, both blue and red. A somewhat green note appears. Garden herbs? Midpalate a salty edge kicks in as well as something chemical – luckily that disappears just a quickly. Good strength by the way.
The finish is medium long, sweet on litchi wine – surprising but very pleasant. A slightly bitter end.
This was only my 15th Glenlossie, but the one with the most sherry influence. Liquid dessert for those with a sweet tooth.