Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Glenlossie 1992 Aged 24 Years (Cask Hand Picked by the Whisky Exchange)

Style: Fruity and Spicy

Nose:

Vibrant, buzzing scene of tropical fruits peppered with dried red chillies. Dense, sweet pomelo juice and white grapes casually dabbed into thickened cream. Toss in a few toffees, ginger drops, jelly beans and a hint of black liquorice. Delightfully sweet. Malt syrup drizzling over cupcakes deep at the core. Quite nice.

Palate:

Bright fruits continue to dazzle on the palate. A gingery entrance, followed by more citrus pomelo and stewed white fruits boiling with ginger shreds. White grapes bubble gum slowly morphs to sticky Riesling notes. Vanilla pods, white flower and milk cubes scattered at the back. Ends with a drier tone – white pepper and white oak.

Finish:

Subtle Botrytis found lying around, a mix of stone fruits – white peaches, nectarines, and apricots. Soft tannins to finish.

Thoughts:

Multiple levels of fruits interweave charmingly, beautiful layering and progression, this is a lovely, fruity dram which radiates a comfortable and cheerful vibe. I admit I have a soft spot for Glenlossie, because after trying a few of them, the quality has been consistently good and I feel it is a rather underrated distillery which deserves a better recognition than what it is now. Hopefully a single malt line is on the horizon.

[56.3% • 2017 Bottled • 1992 Distilled • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Cask Number: 3449 • 204 Bottles • Matured in Hogshead] •

☆ [Recommended]

-Esmond