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Loch Lomond 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
262
Whiskybase ID
WB113320
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic
Bottled
05.05.2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4.125.18
Barcode
5016840036210
Added on
06 jun 2018 5:50 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 76.28

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Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 17-year-old

64 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    perfect stuff to drink it on the long arm at the bonfire with the boys and to roar loud songs from younger dayz

    90 points from the measuring cup
    • Nose
      Wood and Cerialia, fresh, sweet, voluminous and accessible - very well riped
    • Taste
      with or without water, flavors, fruits, wood, great balance, so much fun also in the longer run - excellent
    • Finish
      it has ;)

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    More is hardly possible for the money.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Refreshing, sweet and fruity, vanilla, oranges, cereals without end, a hint of herbs, alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and grainy, vanilla, caramel, honey, a few peppercorns, plenty of grains, beautiful peach notes, herbs, milk chocolate, orange peel and oak spice. The alcohol is very well integrated again. With a little water fruity and even more harmonious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, sweet-kräutrig, vanilla, cereals, canned peach, bright fruits, herbs, oak with delicate bitterness

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    convinces me especially on the palate - because it fits easily - beautiful blend of fruit, wood and the best of the power of a not so old malts - great without water edible
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh in the glass, he has a delicate adhesive note and a little too much Firstfill white oak - there comes directly Sägewerkflavour with me.

      With more time, it becomes much more pleasant, toasted oak, fragrant light oak boards, herbs, vanilla cream pudding, apple jelly, delicate citrus acid mixes with honey, gingerbread spice
    • Taste
      90 90
      Exotic fruit cocktail with mint and pepper - very creamy notes of wood, chilli, vanilla, toasted notes, a touch of gum, every now and then the strong woody aromas sparkle very intensively on the palate (unbitter) - very harmonious and delicious - very long chewable
    • Finish
      88 88
      long warming but not alcoholic, slightly dry, peppery, beautiful oak wood aromas - no bitterness - medium length

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    So who like me Bourbon smells like, but not taste so cool, is very right here. For long stretches, this could be a bourbon, but it is still much riper than most Americans and lighter. I like it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A broadside of vanilla, lots of bourbon from the barrel, pastry sweetness, warm bakery, juice oranges, malty and even a bit greasy, slightly acidic, with time it gets a bit metallic
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and mild onset, lots of vanilla - Bourbon memories are awakened again, a little creamy, then directly a bit drier and peppery, a light sour pinch, orange sweetness, pleasant oak spice behind
    • Finish
      85 85
      Nice warming and spicy, vanilla, noticeable oak, so a 50:50 bourbon scotch blend should go down

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first dram you think that it is very strong in palate, but next sip very good and tasty: herbal bitter & lemon peel, very light and floral, small sips best of all. Reminded Littlemill!)))
    N - 21 P - 22 F - 23 B - 22

    update: it turns out that even in the summer heat it is possible, that's what a gorgeous batch means! 21 23 22 22 88

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He surprises me. And positive. Rarely had such a "cereal" malt in the glass. That makes him interesting and also a bit unusual. I like it.
    • Nose
      Much cereal. Muesli with dried apricots immediately comes to my mind. It follows vanilla. It's like mixing muesli with vanilla yoghurt. Toasted toast with butter. But then also a dusty note that reminds me of cornmeal. If you smell it a bit longer, then you also get some grassy, ​​herbaceous and maybe also mossy notes.
    • Taste
      First, lots of grain and a malt sweetness. Then again apricot. The toast from above now has apricot jam on it. But then immediately citrus fruits that bring acidity. Intense wood notes spread, which remind me of nut. I would say hazelnut. But also reminds me of carpentry. Followed by a pleasant sharpness.
    • Finish
      The sharpness is still there. The nuts stay. Joinery. Imagined hop bitterness (hardly bitter).

  7. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Exceptional malt, lively liquid porridge!
    Tree Sap Fertilizer! :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Extremely spicy-complex, and if you sniff from a distance, a torrent of pineapple candy flows towards you along with the scent of glue, but always interspersed with sea lavender, wet clay and mineral notes. Beautiful and appetizing!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Silky smooth but full and mouth-filling, melons, papayas and pineapples now take over and everything is richly oily. It's great how balanced everything is, and that without dilution, the alcohol is wonderfully integrated.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Finally, the light oak with her 17-year-old blonde hair comes around the corner, a slightly harsh beauty. But the tropical-fruity aftertaste (mango puree!) and the roundness remain, so that 88 points are possible.

  8. Stef89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Great part. For me, ex-bourbon cask is extreme. You have to feel like it and sometimes it's just a little over it. But all in all, just great. Especially at the price.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light menthol freshness and alcohol come first. Then it comes together and very dense. Creamy, creamy, coconut, vanilla, caramel ... full tube. And then a nice wood note. Freshly sawn or planed. The whole thing turns into sawdust. Then it becomes muesli. With freshly crushed grain. Like if you could smell starch ...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The alcohol presses hard but not disturbing. Here the strength comes back on the tongue. But is then immediately replaced by a beautiful sweet. As in the nose: No fruit! The full pack of vanilla and coconut. Awesome! Cereal, cereals and fresh sawdust are always in the basic shade. Fits great. You can also feel zero bitterness
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is carried by the alcohol and offers little new. It is medium in length and quite pleasant. I find it worth mentioning a really nice creme brullet note that flashes in between. It's fun

  9. Ron_B scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    I always like to have a well-kept fire water from a bourbon barrel at home. As an "easy-to-drink whiksy" if you like. On some evenings, neither something complex nor something difficult fits; a bourbon is just right. If it's not this one.
    • Nose
      Paint! I thought of glue at first, but it's varnish. The more you smell it, the more obvious it becomes. Except for a certain note of fresh wood, there is nothing more.
    • Taste
      The paint turns into sharpness in the mouth (to be on the safe side, I checked whether I accidentally had paint thinner in the glass: negative).
      The second note is the wood already known from the nose. Not very pronounced, but it is there.
      Citrus fruits also sound. But massive is different.
    • Finish
      There is not much left to swallow. Above all, nothing pleasant. Traces of metal and also something mushroom-like. Somehow my mouth contracts regularly. But not in a pleasant way, as you know from complex whiskys. It's more of a feeling like someone scratching a slate with fingernails - just in the mouth.

      Damn it, how do I get the bottle empty?
      Maybe dilute color ... ;-)

  10. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Loch Lomond has been worse :-)
    Not bad at all, has potential. If he had not the little alcohol sting in the nose and he was not quite so rude in appearance (A little less spicy spice, but a little rounded), he could really what.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Furniture polish and strong grain note. At the beginning an alcohol sting, which weakens after a while. A spicy note reminiscent in its composition remotely of a grain. Apricots, yellow apple, mild pepper, turmeric, clove powder.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful, almost spicy start with vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate and sugar beet syrup. Grain and dry wood, fruit mix of melon and mandarin. Strong spice, pepper and savory are distributed very generously. Soft fudge.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long and slightly dry, yellow fruits, cardamom, nougat.

  11. The_Independent scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This Loch Lomond really has character - a very nice but also independent odor profile meets a strong taste with rough edges. Unfortunately, the departure is dominated by bitter notes. Very exciting but not for everyone.

    Retasting January 2020: Overall rounder, the nose a little more fruity, significantly less bitter in the finish. Today I would be at 87P.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very herbaceous right from the start, freshly sawn pine, slightly dusty, tree resin, some solvent, behind it are sweet cereal notes, a little citrus and a hint of vanilla - maybe later vanilla biscuits.
      The smell profile is really very independent.

      Retasting: 88P
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, almost oily, sweetness with a clear chilli spiciness, peach with a hint of vanilla, then becoming very bitter, dark chocolate, oak wood, quite astringent, acidic and medicinal.

      Retasting: 86-87P
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish flattens out surprisingly quickly, leaving the creamy mouthfeel, wood spice and clear bitter notes, could be citrus peel. In my view, the weakest side of this Loch Lomond.

      Retasting: Significantly longer, less bitter, creamy - 86P

  12. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Good (87)
    Go
    • Nose
      Vanilla, hot bread, wax and yellow fruit ... banana ... pear and paper ... a drop of acetone ... raw vegetables (22)
      Go
    • Taste
      Vanilla and spices and wood, waxed paper, milk chocolate (22)
      Go
    • Finish
      The finish is woody, spicy, vanilla and vegetable bitterness ... banana peel ... apple juice ... soap with rose scent???? (21)
      Go

  13. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water, the littlemill notes come out even stronger, and the vanilla sweetness increases.

    Conclusion: So blind I would have typed here smooth on a Littlemill. In the nose presents a very interesting and delicious malt, but in the finish he falls off unfortunately, I did not like so much. Overall, but a great whisky with a good price-performance ratio. Where does a 17-year-old standard bottling in cask strength get for this money? Purchase recommendation !!!
    • Nose
      89 89
      nice round: bright fruit (peach), and a full load of malt / grain, hay, some caraway, light caramel, vanilla, the alcohol is well integrated, when the whisky heats up slowly, it adds a herbal note to the bergamot / earl Gray tea and chamomile reminiscent
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again, typical Bourbon Fass flavors such as vanilla, honey, bright fruits, again a lot of cereals, and herbal notes, reminiscent of Littlemill!
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, not very pronounced, cereals, herbs, slightly bitter oak and some honey sweetness

  14. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Donal MacLellan kindly shared with us the detailed information on this release: "It was a once-off, special bottling for Sweden (alcohol monopoly) as Organic goods are highly-sought after in The Nordics. I think it was about 6000 bottles in total and (i guess) about 1000 were offered to a few select markets like Ukraine, Poland, The Netherlands. LLG have more casks - quite a good few - but we have no plans for a 2019 bottling at this stage."

  15. Mr. Moe scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A great batch was made here, appetizing, very sweet breakfast cereal notes. Good barrels were selected here. Again a proof that the new management works. Keep it up, Loch Lomond is on the right track.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, sweet fruit and a lot of cereals, one thinks to have breakfast cereal in front of him, malt and in the background a fine bourbon-vanilla note, very discreet. In general, round and balanced, the alcohol seems very well involved and does not sting the nose at all.
    • Taste
      A cereal bar, sugared, with wheat grains, malt, you get hungry, again the sweet breakfast cereal with milk and honey. Fresh as the morning dew, sweet bright fruits, even some citrus lime after.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, sweet on the palate, great maltiness and everything about grains that gives the field, no woodiness at all, at the end a shot of vanilla powder.

  16. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well matured Loch Lomond, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. The first fill bourbon comes to the front with heavy vanilla and oaky notes, without burying the 'funky' Loch Lomond character
    • Nose
      85 85
      Starts on vanilla and freshly baked bread. Then some mandarins, rose water, peppermint and some pineapple. It's a bit spicy/herbal too, with the signature wet wood coming through too.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vanilla, bitter citrus fruits, peach, a hint of passion fruit and honey. A dusty oakiness (antique furniture?) gives it an older feel, alongside with some stable-like scents.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather long with vanille, bitter citrus fruits and a slight herbal spiciness. Has a sweeter floral and fruity aftertaste

  17. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At first I poured in Blender's Glass and some unpleasant notes appeared in the aroma, I was already scared, because I drank it more than once and I consider it one of the best molts for its price. But when he poured it into Snifter Whisky Dram everything fell into place. Therefore, Blender's categorically DOESN’t approach this molt.
    Aromatics: green meadow, herbs, mint, lemon balm, fresh nose, honey and vanilla sweetness, cinnamon pie, melon, banana and pears ...
    Taste: strong, alcoholic, herbal ... woody ... It is better to roll in small sips, then it will go well.
    Finish: Medium, with mustard
    87

  18. krupoder scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: dried fruit, apple, light woody note, dusty boards, attic, second nose weaker (feeling diluted)
    Mouth: Yeast dough, floral, pleasant.
    Aftertaste: long-lasting bread.
    There will be another approach)

  19. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Distinct alcohol in the first nose. Behind it intense sweetness and vanilla, a lot of wood, some anise, black tea, cereals and citrus notes. Over time, however, a difficult-to-define chemical note creeps in. This reminds me the most of paint or paint. It is at least not an adhesive. It started well and gets more and more unpleasant with time. Water does not help either.

    Taste: Slightly oily on the tongue with wasabi, pepper, honey and again this chemical touch. There are a few bright fruits that want to bite through and again a lot of wood.

    Finish: Medium. Wood, vanilla and wasabi.

  20. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good, cheerful, "with mood" whisky. An example is that bourbon exposure is not only a cheap mass market. Interesting profile is not banal. Very pitchy.
    • Nose
      Fresh, juicy, bright, a lot of fragrant baking, fruits (cherries, cherries, apples, apricots ...), mint, dried herbs, rough dessert, bacon chips, rye bread crisps, vanilla, oak , metallic nuances, muesli in yogurt, a little bit of acetone, pear, fresh polygraphy, sweet peppers, herbs, raisins. Whisky is alive, "playing" in the scent. Later there are notes of sunflower oil, sunflower oil, medical (antiseptic), dry breakfast, oatmeal cookies, muffins, canned cucumbers ... Not spittoos.
    • Taste
      Juicy, more stringent, than in aroma, fruity, full of pepper, apples, pear, meat (bacon), oak, spices. Later it becomes noticeably salty, oily, skipping notes of meat broth.
    • Finish
      Feels warm, spices, oak, vanilla, fruit candy, candied fruit, wax. Later, a meat broth, bacon with a crust, a curd fig. Associated, voluminous, long lasting.

  21. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22. taste 22. finish 22, balance 22

  22. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Loch Lomond 17 WID: 113320
    Abv. 54.9%, 1. fill bourbon barrels
    Nose: lively fruity with many tropical fruits, looks in some places almost like a summer punch with pickled peaches and white wine, acacia honey, brioche
    Taste: soft and full-bodied, pear spread, beautiful fine woodiness, powdered sugar
    Finish: dry and malty with tropical fruits that show up again and again
    Conclusion: Really completely solid paint with some great strengths and a great PLV. The whole story seems round and coherent to me.

  23. MaltFond scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22.23.22.22

  24. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly ground grain, straw, a hint of mustard. Some pear and vanilla. Dusty light wood. Toast, cornflakes, a touch of cardboard.
    • Taste
      Baguette with light honey, croissants, lemon cake. Some oak spice. medium length

  25. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    When I first tried it out, I wanted to give this organic guy a pretty bad grade, but got better and better with him as the bottle was emptied. Probably not mainstream, but an extremely interesting guy. Very good value for its age!
    • Nose
      extremely malty, cereals, citrus fruits, slightly furry like banana, also a bit alcoholic and yet looks younger than its age.
    • Taste
      good spicy-fruity mix, mouth-warming
    • Finish
      Honey, liquorice, (beautiful) bitter wood, alcohol notes, alpine herbs, which ultimately results in a throat-cleansing mixture of Ricola and Fisherman Friend with a pinch of caraway. But there are also fruity notes again, for example papaya.

  26. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. DistiLesha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very clean, drinkable, absolutely not alcoholic whisky.
    Great but not mind blowing whisky! Recognizable distillery style.
    • Nose
      sweetness, woodiness, pears (as usual), vanilla, confident nobility.
    • Taste
      Fruits, figs, irga as a berry and signature component, cream, honey, caramel, pepper, orange peel, tannins, some kind of juiciness, gorgeous drinkability, does not crumble and stays in the air with confidence.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity-woody

  28. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Derufus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. Ninofdram scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. fnk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Why should I regret points?
    The drink is a bomb !!
    Barrel turns with bourbon aging are just perfect for me!

  32. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. Lenart scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    This whisky is a journey, it's a cascade of images of a countryside summer dream.
    Nose is full and sweet with a refreshing pine note. Summer-dried hay, honey, toasts and tropical fruits.
    The taste is intense, starts with honey toasts, tropical fruits and vanilla, in development it intesifies with wax/honeycomb and fruity peaches and papaya underneath.
    It's a bomb, a "wow bomb"

  34. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grapes, apples, cereals, grasses, cinnamon with sugar, bread, forest honey, every now and then a few herbs and some earth come through.

      The smell is incredibly dense.
    • Taste
      Grains, honey, lime, sugar-free herb candy, pepper
    • Finish
      Somebody once told me that it tasted like liquid grain and you can't describe this whisky better or shorter

  35. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  36. g00se scored this whisky 30 points Expert Senior

    I saw some of this whisky hypen in the forum and also the rating speaks for the malt, as well as taste descriptions of muesli malt. Also the sympathetic price of ~ 70 € speaks for almost 55% and 17 years and Organic really for itself? Eco-hype saves ...

    And yes I find cereal notes. I the nose and I the mouth. But the first time I tried it, I found a strange note that I didn't like. However, I couldn't assign that and it was just a sip. Today I gave the whole thing a bit of time and experimented with water, because I think it needs something. Is too scratchy otherwise.

    It is fish. A really nasty fish note, like from an old fish can that stinks in a yellow sack. Bäää Bäää Bäää what's that about? I didn't want to go into that any more. And the sample was not emptied any further. This shows how good the sample exchange is. That would have been a big bottle with the general conditions.

    Is not counted, because it tastes simply ugly.

  37. Riokat scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Very good drink without water - exciting sweet cereal notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, vanilla, honey, bright fruits (peach, apricot), lots of cereals. Otherwise a lot of white oak - also have a slightly metallic note in the nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Bourbon barrel, seasoning, lots of sweet vanilla, light fruits (peach, apricot), quite peppery, even chili. A lot of spicy oak. I like it undiluted extremely well! Very harmonious - nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very peppery, barely sweet, beautiful oak and warming. Medium. Somewhat dry.

  38. g00se scored this whisky 30 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like a good cereal for breakfast = D

  39. Igitor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice malt with a clear rye taste. Very strong in the mouth.

    Great for the price!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Straw, malt, slightly sour, light peach. Alcohol only slightly noticeable
    • Taste
      88 88
      Surprisingly strong. Strong rye taste with a bit of citrus
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long finish. Becomes a bit bitter and very dry.

  40. Bam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The bottle is half empty now and I still don't know exactly what to do with it. On some days I like these very special grain notes very much, on other days I find this furniture policy note, which does not really fit in, bother me.
    • Nose
      Very dominant and unusual cereals and grass notes, in various forms, pasta water, freshly cut grass, hay, straw, yeast dough, marble cake. Only with a few drops of water are fruity notes added, lemon, pear. Milk chocolate. In addition, a strong note of furniture polish always comes through.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky mouthfeel. Lemon cake, pear, then it becomes cereal again, broich rolls, hay and a malt / vanilla sweetness, burnt whole grain toast. The oak brings slightly bitter / burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. Milk chocolate. Broich bun, nougat.

  41. hawk31 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fruity fresh is the first nose. Typical Bourbon notes, vanilla, light fruits, mint, honeydew melon, nectarine, orange, I understand what my previous speakers meant with very cereal. A little bit like dried barley malt.

    Taste: The taste is very intense, nice mouthfeel. Dark malt, chocolate, pear, red apple, again malt and cereals, cereal bars, honey.

    Finish: Mitellang, strong oak, sweetened espresso, slightly acidic and dry with subliminal dark malty, have not much fruitiness here.

  42. Eckballtor scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very nice malt, which holds the balance despite 17 years Firstfill and especially in nose and taste to convince.
    • Nose
      91 91
      First a clear grainy sweetness, the direction goes cookie dough. Behind it follows already the white oak note with neat vanilla and minimal glue.
      Nevertheless, the nose is surprisingly fresh and slightly sour. I like it very much.

      With water: The oak goes back a bit and offers light fruit flavors and mint.
    • Taste
      90 90
      It tastes similar to how it smells. Nice power in the start.
      Ostensibly sweet, malty and grainy. Then a pleasant pepperiness and oak. Citrus fruit in the background, possibly orange.

      With water: considerably fruity - banana and pineapple. The malty sweetness goes back a bit.

      For me, however, he loses something with water. The cookie note lives rather on the barrel strength and harmonizes very well with the oak flavors.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium.
      Vanilla sweet, then dry and oaky. In addition kräutrige notes, which I did not have so clearly in nose and taste.

  43. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    More like a bourbon in the nose. Like a very good bourbon. Only less sweet. Vanilla, caramel, pomelo, molasses, oak, corn.

    On the palate, I like it a little less, is probably the Brennereicharakter. Like a barreled vodka. The bourbon wort is also there, I think it's beautiful.

    Strong bourbon spice on the finish, vanilla, slightly burnt caramel.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      fresh fruits, pears and apples, honey, vanilla, lychees, floral, parsley, hay, cereal, hint of glue and cardboard quite refreshing, could be mistaken for a lowlander, perhaps even a bit littlemill-ish!
    • Taste
      87 87
      citrus fruits, full grain biscuits, sun dried hay, vanilla, orange peel and red peppers, oak spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      walnuts, dry oak, citrus, honey, white pepper, with time and air the more fruity side shows itself with a hint of cardboard and glue.

  45. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you try this silky shiny gold whisky blind come here the least on Loch Lomond I guess. I think it's surprisingly good. The nose is very lively and balanced, the presence of the adhesive note is completely canceled out by the fresh, fruity and sweet notes. In the taste I find it a bit too oak-rich for a BC. Depending on the form of the day, however, this once again weighs less. Water has done little in this whisky in my view - 20.06.2019
    • Nose
      Wonderfully fresh and fruity nose, first I recognize peach, then glue that goes into sweet vanilla cream, cream custard from the supermarket, Kinder Brioss with milk, honey, some cardboard, newspaper, fresh peppermint, lavender, lemon abrasion
    • Taste
      Very oily, herbs and bitter aromas in the beginning, very sweet and spicy, vanilla, honey, canned fruit mix as in the 80s, chili, the alcohol has steam but is very well tied, cold chamomile tea, honeydew melon, fresh sawdust, the end is he is very bitter and woody, walnut, very spicy finish
    • Finish
      Lang

  46. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, melon, pineapple, pear, mango, honey, hint of lemon, banana, bee honey and muesli.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peach, melon, mango, pineapple, vanilla custard, unripe banana, lemon zest, honey, biscuit and a hint of white chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, lemon zest, vanilla custard, cinnamon, biscuit, almonds, a little bit of oak, mix of tropical fruit and hint of ginger.

  47. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful filling with strong cereal notes. You must, however, like the clear but hardly bitter oak notes.
    For the current price of about 60 - 70 € (April 2019) a buy recommendation.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lively, fresh, bright fruits with apple and peach, sweet cake batter with vanilla flavor, grain dust, interwoven with beautiful oak notes from the Firstfill barrels.
      Almost 55% of the alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong onset, sweet, muesli cereals, the fruits are a bit more exotic, honey, vanilla. Over time, the oak bites something on the tongue, becomes peppery-spicy but not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite long, warming, the exotic fruit cocktail soon fades and gives priority to the strong oak notes. Far behind, vanilla and citrus notes emerge again.

  49. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  50. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  51. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  52. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  53. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful exotic-fruity malt. The balance between fruit, intensive wood and alcohol strength has succeeded perfectly. Also exciting in the nose and complex. Also the PLV is correct.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fresh sweet and fruity; bright fruits (apple), heather honey; Vanilla; beautiful spicy oak notes; Everything is well balanced and complex
    • Taste
      87 87
      powerful and spicy; grainy sweetness; exotic fruity; citrus; fresh-woody strong oak note; slightly peppery; getting dry
    • Finish
      87 87
      long; spicy fresh oak; Herbs; bright fruits; ginger

  54. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly great Loch Lomond expression. High score for me at a fair price. Got to have have this BFYB.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruit, vanilla, fresh. Great!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Thick, oily, exotic fruit, chocolate. No need for adding drops of water. Well balanced.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and nice.

  55. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Biscuit, cereal bomb ... that has a lot of power! Here and there he seems a bit metalic. For me these pronounced cereal notes are a bit too much.

  56. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very cute. Lots of vanilla and honey. Very floral. Raisins. Marzipan. Some cereals. Exciting!
    • Taste
      Strong and intense. A lot of oak. Will dry quickly, but remains aromatic. Less sweet than the nose, but still shows honey.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly dry. Medium.

  57. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F23 B22

    Extremely good example of highest rate whisky! Extraordinary!

  58. Skiddilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  59. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful malt and the issue price a "no-brainer";
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, caramel, malt, bread, dough, fresh wood, ginger, fresh herbs, a touch of salt;
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth-filling, malty, sweet, sugar cane, ginger, tropical fruits, a hint of salt, sea breeze, fresh oak, slightly scented, fresh herbs, slightly bitter;
    • Finish
      Nice fruity, maritime notes, slightly bitter oak note

  60. BehindSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    rlly good for its price (below € 60)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  61. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  62. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Interesting, fresher and stronger paints from a very pleasant bourbon barrel. Great nose with atypical, intense aromas for me.

    Overall, a very beautiful, varied and unusual paints, which definitely needs some water.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh, sweet, spicy, overripe bananas, malt, sawdust, hair spray, nutty ... nutmeg, pepper, mint, grapes, grated lemon zest, vanilla, cereals, oatmeal cookies with honey
    • Taste
      89 89
      Cool, fresh, nutty, light sweetness, tropical fruits, honey, woody, mint tea, peppery spiciness, raisins, vanilla, clove, cereals
      Some water brings out the fruits better and he wins clearly.
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to long, pleasantly woody and nutty, fresh peppermint, tart honey sweetness, getting slightly dry

  63. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fresh orange juice, sweets, ripe pear
    Spicy, first gently burns with red pepper, then wraps with spices
    The finish is spicy, vanilla, pepper and spices, the average duration

  64. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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