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


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


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


Full refractive gold, numerous medium/heavy tears


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


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


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


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