Douglas Laing Glenlossie Tasting Notes

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Glenlossie, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glenlossie 1997 (17 year old) 48.4%

Bourbon/ Code: OLD0236/ Dist: Nov 1997 Btl: Aug 2015/ Tasted: Sept 2015

An ozone fresh and citric nose with some beautifully fragrant lemon drizzled barley and honey. Hints of dusty oak and almonds appear with time.

The palate shows more barley and feels a little weightier. Certainly there are more toasty and toffee’d oak notes but a thread of crisp citrus adds freshness and balance. Long, chewy, honeyed and malty finish with almond paste and thick, set, unsweetened honey.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glenlossie 1997 (19 year old) 50.9%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: OLD0494/ DL12017

Dist: Nov 1997 Btl: Aug 2017/ Tasted: Oct 2017

The nose is lovely and aromatic and shows plenty of mature oak, honeysuckle, apricot and vanilla cream. Yes, it’s quite oak dominated but there’s a pleasant seam of barley and late hints of lime and gooseberry to add freshness.

The palate is a little fresher to begin with, opening with the citrus, before the oak arrives, brining plenty of mature vanillins. Quite a full and barley’d middle and a long creamy and citric finish. Soft, granulated sugar after-taste.


Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Glenlossie 1993 (18 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2113/ Dist: Sept 1993 Btl: Feb 2012/ Tasted: Feb 2012

A light, slightly gristy nose with hints of baked apples and vanilla oak. Quite pleasant with some soft, loamy spices.

The palate is fresh and slightly botanical with some barley sugar and malty notes. Long with a zesty, fresh, botanical finish.


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