- 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
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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
- Has something typical Bourbonish - charred oak and vanilla
Raisins, toffee, coconut, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, chocolate
Little punchy, subtle sweetness, little dried fruits, more spices, hints of old books
Medium long, warm, spicy, notes of charred oak
- Reminds me of that caledonian 1963 moon import, could be a rum, coconut banana toffee, caramel, vanilla, Christmas spices, really enjoyable.
- 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.
- 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.
- the mouth is almost better than the nose which is rare
Coconut, felt veleda, bourbon, lots of fruits
very sweet, greasy
long on the fruit
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.
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.
Long enough and very greedy
- I just love it. This grain rises to the level of the best old Speysides.
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.
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.
As an extension of the finish, on black fruits, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Of honorable length.