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Glenlossie 1974, G&M Conn.

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Glenlossie 1974, G&M Conn.

Postby CJ » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:32 am

I have just received a gift of a Glenlossie 1974 (Bottled in 1994). It's a Gordon & McPhail Connoisseurs Choice bottling. I can't find any information on it anywhere - can anyone help before I open it?


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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:03 pm

In Michael Jackson's latest book he does a review of this bottling. "Glenlossie 1974, 40 vol, Connoisseurs Choice (G&M) Color- full gold to amber, Nose-very attractive interplay of sherry malt & floweriness, Body- firm, smooth & rounded, Palate-fresh, dryish sherry, clean maltiness & light touch of butter, Finish-nutty sherry & a hint of fresh peatiness." Score 77. I hope that helps, it sounds like a nice malt, enjoy it.

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Postby Rudy » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:18 pm

Hi CJ,

I found some notes by Walter Schobert for you. The bottling date is not given in this book, the picture is the same as in MJ's book. It is in German though:

Ohne Wasser:
Aroma: Spur Süße, auch säuerlich nach Hefe, Schwarzbrotrinde
Geschmack: angebremst: Pfeffer, leichte Süße, eher Gewürze als Blumen, auch am Gaumen leicht brotig
Nachklang: relativ schnell verabschiedet

Mit Wasser:
Aroma: gewinnt entschieden, verliert Säuerlichkeit, harmonischer
Geschmack: erheblich schwächer, nur noch indifferente Süße
Nachklang: gibt es einen?

Bemerkungen: Das alte Dilemma: Trinken ohne, Riechen mit Wasser.

So, as a dutchie I'll try to translate that in English:

Without water:
aroma: hints of sweetness, also sour, like yeast or the crust of german black (rem: dark, is actually brownish) bread
taste: pepper, slighly sweet, more spicy than flowery, slightly breadlike
Finish: relatively 'fast gone' (so call it short)

With water:
aroma: better/improves, loses sourness, more harmonic
taste: much weaker, only indifferent sweetness
Finish: is there any?

Remarks: the old dilemma: drink without, nose with water.

I hope I did the translating right! Any native German speakers, please correct the above?

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Postby CJ » Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:12 am

Thanks for the notes guys - I'll let you all know what I think of it.
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