Lochside 1981 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 may 2010 9:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 100.00

2 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lochside 1981 CA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.64 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Brilliantly balanced with the %, admittedly not the most complex, especially on the nose, but brilliantly full and intense, reminds me of the best rare malts.
    • Nose
      Almost frighteningly reserved, lots of polished sandalwood and oak, furniture polish only subtle, thank God, papaya pickled in Manuka honey, guava, mango, oiled leather, candied ginger, some sour cherries
    • Taste
      Papaya, manuka honey, mango, guava, cherries, a lot of nice ginger in a lot of honey, oiled leather, eucalyptus, very intense and yet not burning, a bit like the Rare Malts (I don't think there are any Lochsides of them?), plum, cinnamon, something Chamomile, great cocoa and milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Chamomile tea, ginger, cocoa, cinnamon, plum, cherry, long

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very beautiful Lochside.
    The first nose was difficult, on the solvent. But after aeration, the exotic takes the front, and it's really nice.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite powerful nose, on the solvent. These Lochside 1981 Cadenheads are definitely not the best integrated.
      Fortunately, they have other qualities.
      Green pineapple, eat, papaya. Melon, lemon, green apple and lychee.
      Fruit is prominent, followed by pepper, wood, light smoke and white chocolate.
      A little green, but the ventilation does it a lot of good.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is soft, creamy.
      We have milk chocolate, pepper, currant, wood.
      The fruit is more camphorated, on cherries, peaches, mango, pineapple.
      A very light peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on melon, passion fruit, tangerine.
      We have pepper, a light smoke and camphor.

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wow wow wow so fruity, this is just cracking stuff. Probably in my top 10 whiskies of the last 10 years I have reviewed. Shame I cannot afford another bottle. If only that finish would last longer.
    • Nose
      91 91
      tropical fruit overdrive, mangos, lychees
    • Taste
      93 93
      silky soft, oodles of warm spicy sherry
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium (just); very pleasant aftertaste - quite exotic and eastern. Sultanas

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Maltstock 2017

    A great sherried dram from a closed distillery.

    Thanks Teun van Wel!!


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