Review: Glenlossie 20 Year Old 1992 (Old Particular)

Glenlossie is a Diageo brand that you don’t see as a single malt very often as it is mostly used for blends. Since 1971, Glenlossie has also shared a site with the Mannochmore brand.

This is one of those “orchard fruit” profile whiskies that you know you’ll enjoy if you’re looking for a fruity profile. I find that most of the distilleries in this group always make for good whisky. The whisky is usually never terrible but also never spectacular.

This bottle of Glenlossie contains whisky distilled in 1992. It aged in refill bourbon cask 10061 for 20 years before being bottled at 51.5% ABV by Douglas Laing’s Old Particular brand. I selected this for one of my very first whisky tastings many years ago. It was unsurprisingly well received.

Glenlossie 20 Year Old 1992 (Old Particular) - 51.5% ABV
Category Notes
Appearance Light Gold
Nose Ex-bourbon vanilla, sea air, green apple, melon, citrus, orange zest. Extra zesty with water, pear eventually emerges. With time, a heather floral note shows up.
Taste Light fruits, banana, oaky vanilla, surprisingly spicy. With water, pencil shavings, less fruit, more spice, green grapes.
Finish Slightly astringent oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, big apple and pear, vanilla.
Overall Thoughts An amped up Glenfiddich. The Oak is a bit "prickly" but it works well with a lighter profile whisky.
Total Score 88/100