BTC sample 13 – Glenlossie 19, 51.2%

Well, my ranking took another Stuka worthy nose dive down, but it’s all about the fun, right?

Sniff:

Glenlossie 19 at Master of Malt

Glenlossie 19 at Master of Malt

A whiff of smoke at first, but after that’s gone it doesn’t come back. Grass, lightly perfumed with lemon and daffodil, dandelion, karamel. It gets sweeter along the way with more vanilla and a little alcohol burn.

Sip:
Rather sharp, with thick greasy vanilla. Farm yard style with straw and mud. A bit minerally with hints of iron, apple and apple peels.

Swallow:
Another vanilla kick. Sharp, greasy, a little burning even. It feels a bit restless, to be honest. Grass, flowers, flower stems, plants and dirt.

This one is all over the place. So restless it doesn’t settle on any profile with it going from light to thick and from delicately perfumy to big vanilla. At first I thought I detected some smoke but that must have been a figment of my imagination.

I guessed it was some Arran, 55.7%, 12yo (just because I found two recent bottlings with that data…) but it turned out to be a Glenlossie 19, bottled by Duncan Taylor at 51.2%. Luckily, nobody else guessed the distillery and I think Glenlossie has never been guessed properly before. Blending fodder, especially in this case. I now know what Rob Stevens meant here that it seems nowadays that all casks have to be bottled as a single cask…

So, from 4th to 17th place in two days. Bummer, again.

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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