...but this one is an average Lochside only with a rather simple profile. Nothing special about it except that it was produced in a lost distillery - but this is of interest to collectors or investors only. As a drinker you should spare your bucks for one of the truly great Lochside drams...
By the way, I bought this bottle for 82 Euro (160 Deutschmark) in April, 2001.
The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a fruity-honey-waxy profile that is truly old-stylish but not complex. I like it because it is bold and impressive despite this simple profile. After some breathing shy spices and herbs dare to show up but the wood stays very quiet all the time (a little too quiet for me)... By the way, of all still active distilleries Aultmore comes closest to this profile...
The taste is fruity-sweet with lots of different sugars and honeys that turn the dram a little one-dimensional. It gets very malty after some chewing. Again this taste is rather simple but quaffable, no doubt.
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and stays on the sweet side with some chocolatey flavours added. No distracting moments here either. Water is not needed.