Glenlossie

Exclusively provides for Diageo's blends.

About

Even for an independent, Glenlossie very rarely releases any single malt bottlings; being a full-time provider to its parent company's blends. Their character is delicate, with an oily texture that comes from using purifiers pipes, and grassiness that comes from lengthy fermentation.

History

It is one of the biggest Speyside blenders, using an abundance of still and home to 250,000 casks inside 14 warehouses. Not to mention a dark grains plant, processing draff, pot ale, and spent lees.
Glenlossie was constructed in 1876 by John Duff Alexander Allen, H.M.S. Mackay and John Hopkins. The distillery remained independent until joining DCL in 1930 as a part of Haig stable.

Speyside Region

Although, Speyside was not accepted as an official whisky region it is now generally approved as a subdivision of the Highlands Region. Over half of all Scotland's distilleries are located in here which makes it the most densely populated whisky region in the world. Many of the most popular single malts are produced in Speyside also the malts here are typically said to be the sweetest of all scotch whisky malts. Their whiskies are known for being frugal with peat and full of fruit. Pear, apple, vanilla, honey and spice all have a part a role in expressions from this region, which are commonly matured in sherry casks.

 

Whisky Type

Single Malt


Distillery Status

Working

Brands

-

Capacity(MLPA)

-

Fermentation Time

75 hours

Grist weight (T)

8.2

Malt specification

Non peated

Mash Tun Material

-

New-Make Strength

-

Spirit Still Charge (L)

13500

Spirit Still Size (L)

-

Warehousing

-

Wash Still Shape

Plain

Washback Size (L)

-

Washbacks

8

Yeast type

Creamed

Condenser type

Shell and tube

Filling strength

63.50%

Heat source

Steam 

Malt supplier

Mainly in house

Mash Tun Type

Lauter

Single Malt percentage

-

Spirit still shape

Plain

Stills

6

Wash still charge (L)

15800

Wash Still size (L)

-

Washback type

Wood

Water source

Barden Burn

Parent company

-

Current owner

Diageo

Contact

+44 1343 862000

Website:

 https://flaviar.com/glenlossie/distillery

Address

Glenlossie Distillery
Glenlossie Road
Thornshill
Moray
IV30 8GZ
United Kingdom