Glenlossie 21 Years Old 1992 – 46.26 Killer Bee Surf Wax

Speyside single malt scotch whisky

54.4% ABV, £76.60 for 70cl

Score: 84/100

 SMWS

What they say:

Cask No. 46.26

We all imagined sitting in big, comfortable, leather armchairs on a sun deck with an outdoor marble fire place overlooking the ocean in some tropical location – possibly Acapulco – having breakfast. Honey on toast, pineapple juice, hot banana cake and fresh mango chunks. The taste was of a fresh fruit salad (pineapple, mango and passion fruit) with chilli flakes, black pepper and strawberry ice cream. Water released fresh/salty aromas of sushi, sashimi and a newly waxed surfboard in the corner. To taste; peach rice pudding, puff pastry with strawberry jam, lemon pie and macadamia nut oil.

Drinking tip: ‘Going loco’ on the beach

Date Distilled: 16 September 1992 Colour: Tijuana Brass Age: 21 years Flavour : Spicy & sweet Cask Type: Refill ex-bourbon hogshead Whisky Region: Speyside Lossie

Outturn: 238 bottles

 SMWS46.26

What I say:

Continuing on my ‘SMWS Distillery Code bagging’ here is a 21 year old Glenlossie (SMWS distillery #46) thanks to Ben @ Ben’s Whisky Blog for organising this sample

Colour:

Full refractive gold, numerous medium/heavy tears

Nose:

Sweet, spirit and feinty, carnauba wax, beeswax, candles, spicy, cereal, fruity sweet peach and apricot, honey, clementines, apple pie and vanilla custard.

Taste:

Slightly waxy, oily, orange juice, cantaloupe melon, peach skin, blossom honey, vanilla custard and apple pie,  [cereal] shortcrust pastry

Finish:

Short, sweet and waxy, oily and slightly spicy dry oak wood in places

Overall:

Waxy and fruit-filled, like a waxed apple pie. The age reveals itself as a mellow complexity in the fruity flavours – another fine single cask from SMWS

Don’t take my word for it:

First post of 2015 – SMWS 46.26 – Killer Bee Surf Wax – Glenlossie 21 yo

http://www.tomswhiskyreviews.com/review.php?articleid=1470

http://www.benswhisky.co.uk/2014/11/smws-november-outturn-part-two.html