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Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwɪs.ki.faɪl / a disciplined devotion to whisky, first known use 2013.

Glenlossie

Glenlossie Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland.

Founded: 1876

Status: Active

Owner: Diageo

Water source: Bardon burn

Stills: 3x Wash 3x Spirit

Capacity: 12.1 million litres per annum

History:

Founded in 1876 by John Duff, the former manager at both GlenDronach distillery. He started his own company John Duff & Co. with a few business partners in the same year. Duff left in 1888 and was later to start the Longmorn distillery in 1894. In 1919 Glenlossie was taken over by DCL (Distillers Company Ltd.).  After a fairly large fire in 1929 (this was always a risk with distilleries) Glenlossie was transferred to SMD (Scottish Malt Distillers) in 1930. In 1962 the number of stills was expanded from four to six and in 1971 the Mannochmore distillery was constructed right behind Glenlossie and for some time shared the same staff switching between operating each distillery for 6 months of the year.

Glenlossie whisky reviews:

  • Glenlossie 10 Years Old Flora & Fauna ~ 43% (Diageo) - Glenlossie 10 Years Old Flora & Fauna 43% ABV, £40 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: Whisky from Glenlossie is highly sought after by blenders and is consequently not widely available as a single malt. There is an official distillery bottling as part of UDV’s Flora & Fauna series, however, it is mostly found […]
  • Glenlossie 12 Years Old 2002 46.27 Italian chestnut cake ~ 60.5% (SMWS) - Glenlossie 12 Years Old 2002 – 46.27 Italian chestnut cake Speyside single malt scotch whisky 60.5% ABV, £46.10 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Cask No. 46.27 This dram had plenty to say on the nose neat therefore give it time and you will be rewarded. Comments were; almonds, roasted cashew nuts, warm leather […]
  • The Whiskyphiles Glenlossie 1995 Connoisseurs Choice Glenlossie 18 Years Old 1995 – Connoisseurs Choice ~ 46% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Glenlossie 18 Years Old 1995 – Connoisseurs Choice 46% ABV, £39.95 for 70cl available from Royal Mile Whiskies here Score: 90/100 What they say: Glenlossie Distillery is sited, not far from Elgin, nestling under the cover of a fir clad hill. Its site enables the waters running from the Mannoch Hills to collect in a […]
  • 1992 Glenlossie BBR & TWG Glenlossie 20 Years Old 1992 [Cask 3464] ~ 46% (Berry Bros. & Rudd) -   Glenlossie 20 Years Old 1992 [Cask 3464] (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 46% ABV, £68-£72 for 70cl available from [Berry Bros. & Rudd] Score: 88/100 What they say: 1992 Berrys’ Own Selection Glenlossie, Speyside, Single Malt Whisky Glenlossie, founded in 1876 by John Duff, lies just to the south of Elgin. The distillery was partially […]
  • Glenlossie 21 Years Old 1992 46.26 Killer Bee Surf Wax ~ 54.4% (SMWS) - 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 […]
  • Glenlossie-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection ~ 53.3% (Cadenhead’s) - Glenlossie-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection 53.3% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 79/100 What they say: Nose: Toffee caramel, syrup, almonds and a touch of honeycomb, some sweet spice edges liven the nose. Palate: Lots of vanilla, dried bananas, hints of kiwi fruits and custard powder, creamy caramel with a hint of spiced apple […]
  • Glenlossie-Glenlivet 48 Years Old 1966 – Single Cask ~ 43.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Glenlossie-Glenlivet 48 Years Old 1966 – Single Cask Single malt scotch whisky 43.5% ABV, £350 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Distilled at the Glenlossie distillery in 1966 and matured in a bourbon hogshead for 48 years before bottling in 2014 at cask strength of 43.5% with a 168 bottle outturn. This whisky was distilled in […]
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