Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Typified by its sweet and floral style, Glenlossie is the delicate Speyside backbone of many of Diageo's blends. It is rarely seen as a single malt, with its only regular bottling being a 10 Year Old Flora & Fauna release.
Located on the same site as another Diageo-owned distillery, Mannochmore, Glenlossie is the slightly oiler sister whisky. With malt from Elgin burghead maltings, and water sourced from the Bardon Burn, the spirit is distilled using purifier pipes, which serve a catalytic function. These pipes help to condense and re-evaporate heavier parts of the alcohol during the distillation process, resulting in a smooth finish to the whisky.
As well as two distilleries (Glenlossie and Mannochmore), the distillery site is home to "Glenlossie Bonds", a collection of over a dozen warehouses that are used to store over 200,000 casks of maturing whisky. Diageo send casks from many of their nearby distilleries to be matured in these warehouses.
Founder John Duff was a pioneer in the whisky world, and was involved in both Benriach and Longmorn.
Glenlossie produces 2.1 million litres of whisky each year.
Founded in 1876 by John Duff, the distillery was initially successful due to its proximity to the railway line – making it a easy and key component to blends. After being bought by DCL in 1919, the distillery expanded from 4 to 6 stills and the ultra-modern Mannochmore was built on the site. They are both currently owned by Diageo.
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