- 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
2 × in wishlist
26 × member ratings
16 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1991 GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.29 points
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A generously honeyed fruit salad. You can almost sit on the tropical fruit vapors. There's also a faintly medicinal edge.
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.
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!
- A pleasant whisky with a pleasant profile.
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.
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.
Pear, a surprising hint of smoke and again honey. Medium in length.
- well, not all Lochside can be briljant.
- Blind sample in BTC 2014. Didn't see this one coming at all!
First smelly feet or mouldy cheese, not a great welcome. Then sugared almond, citrus, pollen and jute.
Sugared almond, pepper, orange and citrus. Eventually peach, toffee and chocolate.
Sugared almond, citrus, chestnut, toffee and smoke.
- blind tasting BTC 2014 - #6
honey, polish, aftershave, fudge, floral, butter - margarine and some peat
honey, wax, floral, peat, tropical fruits, bitter and carton
nutty and malty