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03 Apr 2011

Glenlossie 1975 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenlossie

This Glenlossie 1975 in the Grotesque Crocs series should be similar to last year’s 49,3% version by the same bottler (which is still available by the way).

 

Glenlossie 1975 TWA CrocsGlenlossie 35 yo 1975 (52%, The Whisky Agency ‘Grotesque Crocs’ 2011, bourbon hogshead, 212 btl.)

Nose: the oak is less noticeable compared to the previous Glenlossie 1975. It seems to be slightly more flat as well. The same kind of dustiness with hints of wet cardboard. Gravel. Leaves. Some dried hay and leather. A few floral notes. Not many fruits, just hints of oranges and zesty lemon, and less vanilla this time. Some nutmeg. Mouth: much more expressive and more rounded. Very citrusy (lemon juice, lemon balm, Seville oranges) with malt and a pleasant bitterness. Hints of mint, cardamom and herbal teas. Roasted nuts. Developing a honeyed edge. Finish: rather long, on lemon, herbs and liquorice.

Although both share a similar old-style, slightly difficult profile, I prefer the previous Glenlossie on the nose. On the palate, I especially liked the lemony flavours of the new bottling. Around € 180.

Score: 87/100

Glenlossie 1975 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-04-03

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