Overall rating
Single Grain
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
First Cask - WIN's 5th Anniversary
Stated Age
46 years old
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 May 2010 7:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 989.00

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31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1963 WIN Single Grain

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.59 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Has something typical Bourbonish - charred oak and vanilla
    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins, toffee, coconut, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, chocolate
    • Taste
      87 87
      Little punchy, subtle sweetness, little dried fruits, more spices, hints of old books
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, spicy, notes of charred oak

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Reminds me of that caledonian 1963 moon import, could be a rum, coconut banana toffee, caramel, vanilla, Christmas spices, really enjoyable.

  4. Thorgal did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Lochside produced both malt and grain whisky. The Coffey still for the grain whisky was removed in the early 1970's. Bottlings of Lochside single grain are rare.

  5. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Lochside grain 46 yo 1963/2010 (46.6%, First Cask, WIN’s 5th Anniversary, refill sherry, 71 bottles)  WIN stands for Whisky Import Nederland. As for these grains, we’ve already had a few by Douglas Laing, and had found them very palatable. Colour: amber. Nose: an old Yquem, like, with herbal teas and honey, like, plus apricot jam and overripe mirabelles. Like. There is, as always in grains ex-good wood, quite some vanilla and coconut as well, but balance was kept perfect and this nose is simply wonderful. Touches of tobacco and walnuts arising after twenty seconds, that’s the sherry talking. Perfect. Mouth: a wee bit of sour wood at first, but then it just goes ballistic on many honeys, pollens, tobaccos, and dried fruits. Add a little blackcurrant jam, a touch of star anise (white mulled wine), tangerine, and a smidgen of crystallised ginger and, perhaps, cayenne. Marmalade. Very impressive for grain whisky. Strength and mouth feel are perfect. Finish: medium, clean, without the faintest drying oak, with some chocolate and some marmalade. A touch of spicy pineapple chutney. Comments: very impressive indeed. Not sure this was natural cask strength, but if it was, imagine this baby must have gone down from approx 75% ABV to 46.6% within 46 years. No wonder it’s beautifully concentrated and ‘Yquemy’.SGP:651 - 91 points.

  6. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    the mouth is almost better than the nose which is rare
    • Nose
      Coconut, felt veleda, bourbon, lots of fruits
    • Taste
      very sweet, greasy
    • Finish
      long on the fruit

  7. ALouis scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At 1st nose I said to myself again a grain with these notes of solvent and coconut. Then after a few minutes of aréation these exuberant notes disappear and we have a basket of exotic fruits, pineapple, citrus and blackcurrant mixed with spices and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Velvet, balanced and full of freshness for a grain of this age. Very fruity, on citrus fruits, exotic fruits and blackcurrant. We also have spices, chocolate and orange.
    • Finish
      Long enough and very greedy

  8. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I just love it. This grain rises to the level of the best old Speysides.
    • Nose
      The notes of solvent and coconut are typical of grains. But, and that's all the beauty of this nose, they are relegated to the background, especially solvents, in favor of a beautiful debauch of exotic fruits. The pineapple grazes with the coconut to give you the airs of pina colada, the fruit of the tangy passion softens with the side of the sweet papaya. Then it is the very mature mango who elbows to impose itself on the front of the stage. Add a nice dose of vanilla, or even milk chocolate, and other delicacies that expand with aeration to match the fruit.
    • Taste
      Powerful and unrestrained, fruity, on citrus (mandarin) and exotic fruits. Then, with a curious password passes, the acidulated vanishes and gives way to the greed of chocolate, citrus fruits are confit (candied orange peel), before blackcurrant and blackberry settle on the bottom of the palace.
    • Finish
      As an extension of the finish, on black fruits, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Of honorable length.


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