Review No.106. Glenlossie 10 Year Old

Whisky: Glenlossie 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 43%

Nose: Malt, fresh bread, doughnut, cinnamon, vanilla custard, tea

Taste: Malt, citrus, oak, black tea, alcohol heat

Finish: Dry citrus rind, bitter oak

Score: 2

Summary: The nose offers some promising aromas but I just couldn’t pick them up on the taste – which was disappointing.  Instead the alcohol shows through more on the taste and takes away from the delicate malt and citrus notes.  I struggled to pick much out on the taste and the finish was quite dry and bitter.  A bit of water helped temper the alcohol but it did nothing to bring out any flavours.  Not memorable.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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