Glenlossie 18 Years Old 1993 50% Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing
What they say
A release of 416 bottles from the Old Malt Cask range, this was distilled at Glenlossie in September 1993, aged for 18 years in a refill butt and bottled in January of 2012.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Light and sweet, carrying vanilla and home-baked character
- Palate: Clean and fresh with barley sugar and attractively sweet spices
- Finish: Medium long, still sweet and orange zest coated in milk chocolate.
What I say
First of a pair of Independently bottled 1993 Glenlossie’s. This one is from Douglas Laing and was bottled after 18 years in a refill ex-sherry butt, bottled at 50% ABV.
- ABV 50%
- Age 18 Years Old
- Bottler Douglas Laing
- Bottling Old Malt Cask
- Cask Refill ex Sherry Butt DL7789
- Category Single malt scotch whisky
- Cost £85
- Origin Glenlossie distillery
- Outturn 416 Bottles
- Region Speyside
- Released 2012
- Vintage 1993
My tasting notes:
- Appearance Chardonnay gold (5/20), slow, medium-fine tears and long, well-defined legs.
- Nose Sweet, cereals, oak wood dust, lemon, orange oil, peach, nectarine, almost pineapple, neutral woody oak, toasted coconut, coconut mushroom sweeties, soft nougat, nutty hazelnut, honey, caramel, vanilla.
- Taste Medium-full bodied, mealy, cereals, barley malt, spiced white pepper, citrus peel and apple, lemon, pink grapefruit, orange oil, oak wood and grassy hay.
- Finish Long, soft fruits and honey, dry woody spices persist.
- Overall A sturdy malt with plenty of cereal character and fruit abounds, bordering on tropicality. Balanced by the presence of dry white oak.