Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
20 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Brown label
Added on
19 Jun 2010 6:17 pm

Average value

€ 1374,67

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1965 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.20 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's a serious whisky, and despite the lowest 40% ABV, it's not thin, maybe a bit in the finish. 90/91.
    • Nose
      Sherry, prune, orange liqueur, banana, milk caramel, black tea and antique leather.
    • Taste
      Ginger orange marmalade. Caramel, honey, malt, cocoa and mint. Spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur



    Old Gold / Amber Nose:

    Orange liqueur, salt, leather, floor wax and furniture polish. But also honey, hints of tobacco leaves, broken smoke, black fruits, elderberries, some tea and rich herbal aromas. After some time in the glass, this whisky also releases hints of black bread and licorice.

    Soft, harmonious and spicy with lots of chocolate and some woody furniture polish. Creamy orange marmalade, caramel and hints of mint. It continues with tenderly sour cocoa and cream with a slightly sourish appeal. Butter, mild orange, cereals, coarse sea salt and ever-intensifying black fruit notes of ripe elderberry and blackberries. Underlaid leather and soft herbs underline the overall picture. Fantastic, what gives this malt everything!

    Medium-long - salty-spicy-mild and with much accompanying fruit. Oranges, blackberries, elderberries and again leather, chocolate, vanilla, as well as spicy herbs and echoes of oak.
    91 points N: 91P / G: 91P / F: 90P

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This is lochside at its best, great profile, 93-94 points still about right for me here.

    Get some before its too late

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: This is one heavy dense soup. Imagine a sherry infused Ganges river with chesterfield sofas, old oak sideboards and open tins of shoe polish bobbing past the Manikarnika Ghat [instead of cats, dogs and babies], and bottle that! Heavy, potent stuff.
    T: This displays full energy despite its low abv and wateriness. It’s body thin but content thick becoming more heathery later on.
    F: More on the herbal bitter> sour> sweet candy.
    C: Oh yes, a great Lochside that comes in three parts: an old blended soup on the nose, an engaging palate and a commanding finish.

    Scores an A[-]

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This is when simple becomes superb.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This is even better than some of the 1972 Brora and 1969 Port Ellen Connoisseurs Choice Braunce label bottles.

    • Nose
      Beautiful, on pecan pie, a little banana, walnut, hints of orange and caramel and fudge.
    • Taste
      Very fruity on dark orange marmalade, dark treacle tart, caramel and apricot.
    • Finish
      Medium and sweet.


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