Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Bottling serie
Mobsters on Mopeds
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Hoghshead
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2019 2:55 pm by BYOB-C vault
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 154.00

8 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Rhosdhu 1993 BYOB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Brussels Waffle

    The boys and girls of BYOB-C (Bring Your Own Bottle Club) made a very surprising choice for their fifth release in the Mobsters on Mopeds series. After the fruity Blair Athol 2000, the summery Cambus 1991, the very good Ardmore 1998 and the heart-warming dirty young Ledaig 2007, they selected an… drumroll, please: Old Rhosdhy! The name might not ring a bell, but this malt was distilled between 1966 and 2000 at the versatile Loch Lomond distillery. That it is exceptional is an understatement. Less than 40 releases are known worldwide of Old Rhosdhu! Our friends from Biopsy released 55 bottles from a bourbon hogshead at cask strength.

    Oh, my, this is a very good nose! Sweet on orchard fruit and some Brussels waffle with icing sugar, mandarin from a tin and pineapple on the barbecue. Devoid of spices. This is all very soft, very fruity and thus very pleasant. It even reminded me for just a second of Littlemill. Go figure!

    The body is fine, the strength perfect. This one has both weight and punch. Again deliciously fruity – add a fresh litchi and some gooseberries – but with a good dose of black pepper, making it pretty feisty. Some apricot pastry in the background as well as some grapefruit juice. Midpalate a soft bitterness from the wood kicks in, but that only serves to balance things out.

    The finish hits all the right spots. Long, bittersweet, mildly drying and just excellent. The slight metallic note at the death comes much too late to crash this party.

    I am flabbergasted. Never would have guessed that Loch Lomond used to make such great stuff. As with my other bottles in this series, I was again able to add the final one to my collection. Bottle 55 of 55 now shares the shelf with the previous four Mopeds. And they look good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right. And to think that this is only my second Old Rhosdhu ever. The price tag was 154 EUR and all bottles sold out in less than two days. No surprise. Best money spent this month.

  2. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's needs some time to let the fruit and sweet notes come to the front. Well balanced and if you like some weird flavors, this might be your dram!
    • Nose
      88 88
      First up some leather and fish oil notes... that's a bit weird, but not in a bad way. Followed by a vegetation notes, overripe pear and some sweet mandarines.
    • Taste
      86 86
      More sweet fruit notes like stewed pears, dragon fruit and peaches. Some spices a woodnote and tar (like the tar to repair a road).
    • Finish
      83 83
      short to medium: spices, anise, white pepper. Some fruits like dragon fruit again and peaches.

  3. linting scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    N. Tropical fruit (dragon fruit) just new ash asvald and yes rotten fish (reminds me of springbank 15)
    P. Good balance, pear, white pepper
    F. Medium the balance is very good, only this is not a whisky in my street (tastes differ)

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Clean, shy, sophisticated, pear, noga, oily.
    The finish was not rather short.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86


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