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Overall rating
89.97/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1981
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Butt
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Apr 2019 9:37 am by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 806,50

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40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.97 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] Another new release by The Whisky Agency and this is interesting stuff - because 1981 was not the best vintage year of Lochside but maybe things changed to the better if a cask withstood the test of 37 long years...

    ...but unfortunately, it did not. This is the typical 1981 Lochside profile that is rather simple and less interesting to explore but it is quaffable, no doubt. Given its high price point this is rather a collector's item.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers exactly that profile which I remember from other 1981 Lochside bottlings - with lots of buttery-toffee aromas that drive this nose somewhat out of balance. Do not get me wrong, this is nice to sniff - but it clearly lacks aromas-of-interest according to my olfactory cells. The wood is significant but not dominating and in a blind setting I would have guessed a dram not older than 20 years (because of the missing complexity).
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is rather simple too, but on delicious chocolatey, toffee and spicy wooden flavours. It is not really layered but easy quaffable (if a dram at this price point can be easy quaffable at all). Water releases aromas of machine oils and strengthens the anyhow dominating buttery notes while the taste turns more vanilla-toffee alike. I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating without distracting moments. The finish is medium to long and turns more spicy (peppers, ginger and the like) without distracting bitter or drying feelings. Towards the end the chocolatey flavours grow stronger again.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Lochside that was given time in the glass at the recent Gathering. Beautiful nose and even more beautiful palate. Finish was short though.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
      Excellent nose. Just smooth, straight up fruit juice with no alcohol sting whatsoever. Persimmon, mangos, dragonfruit, lychee. Some people don't get the very obvious fruitiness that I got... I wonder why??? I know that there is a difference between nosing/drinking a dram during summer and winter -- during the winter, due to lower temperature inside the house, things are often a bit closed. Could that be it? I am tasting this during summer.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Equal parts fruits and heat/pepper in the form of Chinese rubbing alcohol.... weird, I know. Google "Dit Da Jow". While the mouthfeel could be thicker, and the oak is a bit loud, this is still excellent.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Some noticeable oak and dryness at the end. But the fruitiness persists.

  4. flaneur2007 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
      subtle clean sherry notes
    • Taste
      92 92
      oily,refined
    • Finish
      92 92
      long

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22 87

  7. Rien scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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