GLENLOSSIE 12 ans 2009 COLLECTIVE 5.0 43%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 60112
The wonderfully mentholated, honeyed and lemony palette of flavours and aromas revealed by this Glenlossie immediately take us to the heart of Speyside. With it come absolutely delicious notes of honey and an originality illustrated by the presence of unusual tastes and fragrances. The notes of rocket leaves and balsamic vinegar that gain the upper hand on the finish are the perfect example.
Vif, capiteux. Citron, amande, menthe, encens.
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- Appearance : bright gold.
- Nose : rich, heady. On the first nose, beautiful notes of straw, green almond and candied lemon appear alongside honey (acacia) and fruit (pear, apple, pineapple) aromas. In a climax, green barley, chlorophyll and green liquorice refresh the air. With time, a superb note of vetiver floats above the aroma palette.
- Palate : lively, sharp. Wavering between freshly cut grass and almond milk, the attack follows on perfectly from the first nose. On the mid-palate, aromatic plants (sage, verbena, camomile) irreversibly intensify the flavour palette’s vegetal character. At the end of the palate, rocket leaves dressed with balsamic vinegar take hold of the entire palate.
- Overall : long, well-balanced. The start of the finish is just as lush and yet brings to the forefront flavours of juicy pear and pressed lemon. Quickly, however, dill and a beautiful malty bitterness reconnect with this wonderful Glenlossie’s preferred vegetal terroir. On the retro-nasal olfaction, green liquorice, incense and juniper berry create an energetic trio of flavours. The empty glass is mentholated, heady (iris butter) and medicinal (ointment).
- The brand
Founded in 1876, Glenlossie is a distillery whose releases are particularly rare outside the world of independent bottlings. Like a large number of its counterparts, it was quickly integrated into the Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd at the end of the first world war, before being rebuilt after it was ravaged by a fire in 1929. In 1962, in the midst of a boom in the industry, its production capacity was increased. Nonetheless all of the malt produced at the distillery is destined for use in blends. Only a version of its single malt, aged 10 years, appeared in the Flora & Fauna range at the end of the 1990s.
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
The lineSince the dawn of time, artist collectives have been a place of exchange, inspiration and creativity. In the same way, each of the single malts found in our Artist Collective range draws the richness of their olfactory and gustatory palettes from the marriage of various casks. Devoted to diversity, every region and every style of Scottish single malt, peated and unpeated, are represented. Within this range we also find 43%, 48%, 57.1% (100 proof) and cask-strength bottlings. To illustrate the labels of the six bottlings in our first collection, La Maison du Whisky has called on contemporary artists from very different backgrounds. Each of them brings their own very personal touch that echoes the richness of the single malts selected!
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