SMWS 46.79 Chocolate, cream and malted Bali

Posted 01 August 2019 by Matt / In Glenlossie
The Dramble reviews SMWS 46.79 Chocolate, cream and malted Bali

Bottle Name: 46.79 Chocolate, cream and malted Bali

ABV: 55.6%
Distillery: Glenlossie
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Region: Speyside

Another welcome appearance of distillery #46 (there’s two this month) in the form of a 21 year old drawn from a 2nd fill toasted hogshead.

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Nose: A vivacious and bright selection of tropicals – mango slices, dried pineapple rings and coconut milk - joined by polished tables, fresh golden tobacco and cashew nuts. A strong banoffee pie aroma develops which sits with rich chocolate sauce, golden syrup and a cup of warmed mocha. The addition of water adds redcurrants and potpourri florals alongside a rather interesting mineral tang of limestone cliffs.

Taste: Surprisingly soft for the ABV, but nevertheless full-bodied and creamy in texture. Pulped bananas, peach yoghurt, wiki and lychee atop of malted milk and chocolate dipped nougat. Polished wood is joined by planed oak for a combination which straddles the boundary of fresh and austere. Dilution adds syrupy peaches and apricots alongside soft cream and meringue.

Finish: Medium to long with white pepper and cooling mint together with steeped tea tannins.

Well-aged Glenlossie rarely fails to impress, and once again, this month’s delivers – pronounced tropical and richness on the nose – supple creamy lushness on the palate. Recommended.

Score: 87/100


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