Glenlossie 17yo (1997/2014) G&M Connoisseurs Choice

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).

10380913_544588309012016_62684961528Cask: refill sherry hogshead and first fill sherry butt

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.
The Verdict:

Beautiful nose, smooth and round whisky but a tad weak on the palate. My number 2 of the evening, well worth a try.