Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Map label
Bottle code
Added on
08 Dec 2009 5:33 pm

Average value

€ 603,12

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] Lochside is one of those lost distilleries that delivered some truly great drams but a lot of (sub-) average stuff too. Like any other of the closed distilleries it is hyped nowadays and drinkers become more and more uncritical and pay lots of money if they have the rare option to taste such a dram...

    ...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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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...
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      87 87
      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.


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