Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon hogshead refill
Added colouring: No
Owner: Whisky Facile
Price: € 89.00 su Whisky Facile
Official website: Whisky Facile
Just over a month after its release, and close to the distribution of the new one, here is the second instalment of bottlings made by the well-known and authoritative whisky bloggers in Italy.
Continuing the series inaugurated for their tenth anniversary, “A Space Whisky Odyssey”, this fourth chapter is also part of the Homeric Odyssey, drawing inspiration from the lotophiles, whom they define as drug addicts ante litteram (everyone has fun as they can, even in the days of ancient Greece).
Single cask from Signatory’s warehouses, with a Glenlossie distilled in 2006 and put into 237 bottles at cask strength in 2020.
The nose confirms the sweet elegance of this distillery, with a delicate but clean touch of flowers and fruit, a soft plush of peach, ripe pear, banana, jasmine and pineapple with citrus veins, filled with butter and honey. Some light spicy touches emerge on the length, along with an essence of tobacco and tea leaves. Very fine.
On the palate the important alcohol content emerges, teasing but not biting, highlighting the herbaceous and dry notes in a sharp and decisive dram, in which the sweet aspect of the fruit becomes a stage on which almond, liquorice root, grape skin and grapefruit are displayed. Green apple. Very mineral and compact, slender.
The finish is quite long and dry, of almonds, green tea, lime, green apple, pineapple.
Elegant and refined, at times almost as austere as a haute couture mannequin, it deserves time and attention to grasp the nuances of the light movements between nose and palate, a graceful progression made up of micro-balances that, for such an alcohol content, are almost a miracle.
Reviews of Whisky Facile whisky in the blog:
Whisky Facile Circe (Glen Elgin 12yo)
Whisky Facile Polyphemus (Aultmore 10yo)
Whisky Facile Poseidone (Staoisha 6yo)
Whisky Facile Scylla and Charybdis (Orkney 13yo)
Whisky Facile Siren (Caol Ila 10yo)