Lochside 1991 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve - 6th for the Whisky Talker
Calculated age
17 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 may 2010 10:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

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26 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lochside 1991 GM

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.29 points.

  1. turfsmurf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. I haven't tasted honey this clearly in a whisky before. Great stuff, but lacks a bit of intensity (percentage?) to score higher.
    • Nose
      A generously honeyed fruit salad. You can almost sit on the tropical fruit vapors. There's also a faintly medicinal edge.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily and another fruit overload with honey. The fruit fades quickly though, but the honey remains. So dangerously drinkable. After a while the wood influence becomes clearer, but I don't find it overpowering at all.
    • Finish
      Wood spices and a lingering fruitiness that turns slightly medicinal after a while. OK skip that, turns rather more medicinal. Fruity and medicinal. Old school whisky. Yum!

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  3. WhiskyZolder scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Lesser God

    Lochside did not really have a long life. It was founded in 1957 in the old buildings of the Deuchars & Sons brewery that was active there since 1781. Initially the distillery was founded purely to create grain whisky, but after four years – in 1961 – the owners realized they could make more money with malt whisky. However, the distillery closed again in 1992 and the old buildings were demolished in 2005 to make room for modern apartments. I’m trying a release from Gordon & Macphail – a bottling for the Dutch guru The Whisky Talker – a single cask from 1991.

    The nose is very grassy and floral. Makes we feel like walking through some Campine fields. Then some floral honey, apples and lime juicy. A bit playful, but not really impressive. Maybe my expectations were too high?

    The lime evolves towards grapefruit on the palate, while the honey retreats to make room for pretty bitter tannins and green herbs. Mildly drying and a touch astringent.

    The finish is fairly long on white fruit and some woodsmoke.

    Not bad, but does not even come close to all those legendary Lochside releases. A lesser god.

  5. molar3rd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A very strong honey note that hits you hard! floral too, but hugely perfume like with that honey, and hints of lemon. weird stuff. Certainly not a big ABV malt, 40’s or so.

    Palate: Some pepper, with lemon drops and that honey from the nose makes a comeback here as well, funky stuff that’s for sure, and not in a good way if i might add. Not one to my liking.Floral.

    Finish: Pepper, Lemon and honey, with more florals.



  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant whisky with a pleasant profile.
    • Nose
      Grassy! I think :) Also very floral plus some honey notes. Next up is apple, or apple schnapps. Lots of lemon and a tiny bit dusty.
    • Taste
      Some obvious oak influence, grapefruit as well and a slight dryness. Again apple, but also orange. And a bitterness, which I'm not quite sure if I find it pleasant or not.
    • Finish
      Pear, a surprising hint of smoke and again honey. Medium in length.

  7. aby scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    well, not all Lochside can be briljant.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Blind sample in BTC 2014. Didn't see this one coming at all!
    • Nose
      First smelly feet or mouldy cheese, not a great welcome. Then sugared almond, citrus, pollen and jute.
    • Taste
      Sugared almond, pepper, orange and citrus. Eventually peach, toffee and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Sugared almond, citrus, chestnut, toffee and smoke.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #6
    • Nose
      honey, polish, aftershave, fudge, floral, butter - margarine and some peat
    • Taste
      honey, wax, floral, peat, tropical fruits, bitter and carton
    • Finish
      nutty and malty


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