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1992 Berrys' Own Selection Glenlossie, Speyside, Single Malt Whisky, 46.0%
The Glenlossie distillery was founded in 1876 by John Duff, the then manager of Glendronach, aided by two of his friends, Alexander Grigor Allen and H.M.S. MacKay. John Duff remained owner of the distillery up to 1896, when Alexander Grigor Allen died. When John Duff left the distillery, H.M.S MacKay renamed it in Glenlossie-Glenlivet.
In 1919 the distillery was acquired by the Distillers Company (now the Diageo group). It was rebuilt in 1929, following a fire destruction and in 1971 a new distillery was added to the original buildings, called Mannochmore.
Its single malt is rarely bottled (only 0,5% of the production is marketed as single malt) and it can be purchased at independent bottlers such as Berry Bros & Rudd.
To some Speyside represents the jewel in whisky’s crown. Speyside is the home of legal whisky production and it’s best known examples. Around the world Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenrothes and Glenfarclas typify all that whisky, at it’s best has to offer. At it’s heart running from the Monadhliath mountains north to the sea, is the River Spey. It is the fastest flowing river in Britain, and also well known for its salmon fishing.
Speyside is the principal whisky-producing region: Speyside has within it some forty-six operating distilleries - over half the total number in the entire Scotland.
Speysides are essentially sweet whiskies. They have little peaty character They are typically highly perfumed, feminine and elegant.
The classical nature of Speyside’s malts means that a number of the finest malts are used almost exclusively for blending. It is the top Speysider’s that give good blends their ‘Top Dressing’.
Malts such as Mortlach, Glen Elgin, Strathmill and Benrinnes are rarely found as distillery bottlings, however when individual casks are tracked down by independent bottlers such as our Own Selection Single Malt Whiskies the resultant whisky can be quite wonderful.