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Overall rating
83.44/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB166751
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Finished in Limousin French Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5016840747819
Added on
05 Oct 2020 9:25 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 46.67

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74 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 14-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.44 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another positive surprise. This is my second favorite LL bottling after the 17 y.o. "Organic".
    Really well done, and affordable as well.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very pleasant, full of ripe citrus fruits, creamy ex-bourbon sweetness and intense, but elegant spices. Fragrant, floral, and softly herbal. Lots of caramelized wood sugars, vanillin, muscovado. Somewhere in the background, there's this musty, funky, lactic, slightly cheesy note that LL sometimes displays, but it's very manageable. With time (and especially once the first sip has gone down the hatch), the fruits come out more. Really nice fruit + spice combo!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry and woody at first, then comes the sweetness (créme caramel), while the third act belongs to French oak spices and a veritable rush of fruits: jackfruit, mango, pineapple, lychee... I have to say I'm impressed: such a late burst of tropical fruit is usually the domain of high-quality Irish pot still whiskies, really old Speysiders, or the better Bowmores, and this budget bottling does a surprisingly good job of imitating that experience at a fraction of the price.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Softly fading fruit flavors, a muted mustiness, crisp oak spice and a touch of wood smoke. Totally works.

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dense sugar plum malt, dark brown sugar, baking spices, savory, light peat, white pepper. This has a unique malty character and goes from sweet to savory all in one sip. I quite like it

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Head to head with the 18 yo. Better balance here and none of the sour and musty off notes I get from the 18.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Initially a bit closed and cramped up but opens up nicely with a few drops of water. Dried and cooked fruits, somewhat musty and slightly floral, dried apricot, cooked apple, sugarbread, cola bottle sweets, a mild sour white wine note, sawdust in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Dried apricot, some apple, slight peach, bitter citrus, bitter and dusty wood notes, white pepper nutmeg and clove
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium: sweeter and fruitier than nose and taste with vanilla, honey, pineapple, and grapefruit fades into subtle musty and bitterish wood notes.

  4. Arwen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For € 27.95 completely ok.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A very weird part that I don't know yet if I'm really convinced. Definitely exciting, a malt that you can occupy yourself with for a longer period of time.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The first contact is completely weird. Tree sap, juniper and menthol are dominant and suggest more of a gin. After a while in the glass and with a little warmth, completely different notes emerge. Créme brûlée, vanilla and fresh wood suddenly take over.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A total contrast to the first nose. This is where the advertised cinnamon comes into play, as well as caramel and tropical fruits, very dense and intense.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, plenty of oak and fruit.

  7. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Saftkenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting and serious bottling with a nice drinking strength.
    Nice and strong, tart, slightly sour, with red fruits and spices. Overall good value for money.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh, spicy and slightly sour. Unripe pears, quince, mint, ginger, some aniseed, malt sugar, vegetable juices, pickled cherries, pineapple, cola-flavored wine gum.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice and strong tingling. The alcohol is very easily noticeable.
      On the palate it is an aromatic reflection of the nose. In addition, there is the (European) oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish. Grapefruit with cherries and slightly bitter wood notes.

  9. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Intense, mischievous, slightly unpredictable, sweet-fruity whisky. I liked it very much!
    • Nose
      Bright, sugary-fruity, with tones of ripe yellow apple, young foliage, spices, toffee and butter fudge.
    • Taste
      Caramel, quince, pepper, fresh baked goods, tannins.
    • Finish
      Long enough, filled with fruity sweetness, caramel, echoes of overripe yellow apple, slightly astringent with tannins, with a menthol note.

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