Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Glenlossie 1992 Aged 22 Years

Style: Delicate and Rich Fruits

Nose:

Light grassy hue spraying over a thick layer of rich, ripe citrus and tropical fruits. Overripe mango, balmy coconut sago pudding and a drop of sweet orange oil. Peppermint and wood spice infused into the sweetness. The grassy side gives a touch of dryness to balance the aroma. Very nice.

Palate:

Massive, oily citrus-tropical sweetness unravels on the palate. Caramel dip springs in with a bit of weight. Grapefruit skin, coconut ice cream decorated with a couple of white flowers. Drier, but green grassy tone entwined with more peppermint spice. Hot, but not too hot. Oak comes in and we have milk chocolate, char-grilled greens and slightly burnt malt to finish.

Finish:

Drier side becomes more apparent, grassy malt, vanilla chocolate crunches, hint of navel orange squeezing through.

Thoughts:

While Glenlossie is known as a rather light and delicate style of whisky, there is an extra sweet and juicy layer sitting beautifully on top of the grassy malt. The light, grassy undertone allows the citrus-tropical-vanilla sweetness to fly sky high. Impressive. A hidden gem from another Diageo distillery.

☆ [Recommended]

[57.1% • 2015 • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Release • Cask Number: 3450 • Bottle Number: 120 of 258]

-Esmond