It’s rated as one of the twelve top class blenders malts! – Let’s talk about Glenlossie! Only 1% of the distillery’s production is reserved to be bottled as single malt and we’ve got TWO exquisite casks in stock.
Glenlossie was founded in 1876 near Elgin, Speyside and is a part of Diageo’s portfolio. While the distillery has a theoretical capacity of 3.7 million litres of alcohol, it produces less than 2 million litres a year. This is dues to the long fermentation times of 104 hours required to achieve Glenlossie’s signature rich and oily character.
Diageo invested heavily in refurbishing the distillery in 2008 to meet the increasing demand. Many new components, including more washbacks, were added to enable production to take place seven days a week without compromising on quality.
James’ tasting notes:
2007, Hogshead, 54.75%
- Again, wonderful citrus, this time more orange peel, but also an earthy and subtle wave of peatsmoke from the ex-peated cask.
- There’s a hint of lindseed oil, a touch of vanilla sweetness, and a little ginger.
2007, Hogshead, 55.34% abv
- Grapefruit, lime and lemon-peel – really citrussy.
- Malty undertones, with freshly baked bread.
- Lemon again – but this time sweeter – lemon drizzle cake. A hint of boiled sweets and sherbert.