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Lochindaal 2007 Loch Na Dàla

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
3334
Number of bottles
247
Strength
63.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany
Added on
20 Feb 2019 10:14 pm by fritzbrause
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Lochindaal 2007 Loch Na Dàla

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] My first ever Lochindaal and I wonder if I can detect any characteristic that divides this dram from the Port Charlotte and Octomore releases. No one at Bruichladdich could tell me the difference...

    ...and if this bottling is the typical Lochindaal style than it is a successful revival of the old Traditional Highland Scotch style using a heavily peated profile (around 50 ppm, like Port Charlotte). Well done, Jim! I am not sure if many modern drinkers will like this, but for sure you should try it to experience this unique old style that is not produced anymore since decades. But remember: Water is essential on this dram!
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a rather shy peaty profile due to the high abv (63.3%). It does not really open up even after some breathing and it certainly cries for water ... that really helps to unlock some interesting aromas of chalk, waxes, resin, grasses, herbs, leather and maritime peat, of course. Quite austere and very old-stylish, I like it very much!
    • Taste
      89 89
      The neat taste is very dry on bitter-sweet flavours (peat and sugars) that grow stronger upon chewing. After adding some water the taste enfolds nicely and shows a complex profile for such a young dram. Again it is rather austere on molten sugars, honeys, waxes, earthy notes (forest floor) and many other flavours - which remind me of these old-style highland drams again. Not too bad at all!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is hot (what else at 63% abv?) and nicely coating with a minor drying-astringent moment of heavy peats (ashes, metals) that is not distracting. The finish is of medium length and adds more smokey flavours of a burning peat fire on the shore and a hint of vanilla ice cream (really!). No distracting moments here.

  2. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    most interesting malt. Had so far none in the glass in the nose so little, in the taste but then had so much smoke. Whether this is the style of Lochindaal itself or on the barrel I can not say because it is my first ever Lochindaal and simply lack the comparative values. All in all an exciting mix of sweet, tart and smoky
    • Nose
      little smoke comes with the first nose, instead, he is unexpectedly sweet in the direction of cotton candy, this a bit harsh, elderflower, green pear, diluted it is more supple, the smoke also comes along easily, it remains tart-sweet, now with Chamomile tea and fir resin in the aroma
    • Taste
      immense start due to the high alcohol strength, undiluted definitely too violent, the first drops of water then unleash the strong smoke, lime and chalk
    • Finish
      very fresh and mineral, the smoke remains present in the background, relatively long and pleasantly glowing

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