Another nice offering from Diageo’s Flora & Fauna range, so called as each bottling features an animal or plant on the label.
Glenlossie is a larger distillery found in Speyside, that produces a lot of spirit for Diageo’s blends and is not often seen as a single malt (at least in official bottlings). Glenlossie tends to produce a delicate spirit, using purifier pipes to redistil heavier alcohols. This technique, paired with a long fermentation, creates a grassy, oily spirit.
This bottling, aged for 10 years, offers a good example of Glenlossie’s spirit. The dram serves up plenty of apple, pear and gristy malt flavours, with some flowers, grass, pencil shavings, oaky tannins, mild spice, brown sugar and fresh cracked pepper.
The whisky benefits from a slight kick in proof to 43% ABV.