Glenlossie 17yo (1997/2014) Connoisseurs Choice
Second up was a dram from the Glenlossie distillery. I was very excited for this one, It would be my first introduction to Glenlossie (Distillery #69 everyone!) and according to my research gets quite a few decent reviews for being an intensely fruity treat. It bothered me a bit that when the ambassador tried to situate the distillery he actually referred to the Glen Ord distillery (but who am I to nitpick).
Nose: soft sherry notes and overall dry: a teaspoon of honey, subtle notes oak wood scrapings, some fruit: peaches and pears, with a whiff of cereal
Mouth: a light body with a fairly weak palate, more fruitiness: tangerine and pineapple with a touch of salt
Finish: medium long finish with tones of citrus and vanilla, with unexpected notes of gruyère cheese in the tail.
|Beautiful nose, smooth and round whisky but a tad weak on the palate. My number 2 of the evening, well worth a try.|