Overall rating
Single Malt
Thosop Import (TI)
Bottling serie
Handwritten Label
Stated Age
29 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
50.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2010 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 600,00

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81 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 TI

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.82 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this gem at the 2nd Whiskybase Gathering in Rotterdam, November 2017.

    What a perfect Lochside this is, so much balance between the super fruity lochside spirit combined with the sherry cask.

    Lots of fruit going on in the nose, mouth and finish. Orange peels, couple of spices, tangerines, grapefruits, chocolate and red pepper, and a orchard like finish.

    Truly a remarkable whisky.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Lochside 1981/2010 (50.5%, Thosop, refill sherry, 206 bottles) Colour: amber. Nose: we're more or less in the same style as the G&M's, even if this is even drier and vegetal. I get a lot of nutmeg, 'nice dust', cinnamon, lime blossom, beeswax, mushrooms, liquorice, mint leaves… Once again, no fruity explosion this time and a very complex profile that just wouldn't stop developing. With water: a walk in the forest in the middle of October. Moss, mushrooms, truffles, Havana cigars, then more citrus fruits. Quite superb. Mouth (neat): starts on green tobacco and bitter oranges, then ginger and grapefruit, the whole being slightly prickly (Schweppes feeling). Develops on more orange zests and ginger liqueur, with touches of guavas. With water: swims like a champ. Here they are, tangerines, papayas, oranges, bergamots and, err, Lochside! Finish: long, candied yet fresh and vibrant, on all these tropical fruits intermingled with herbs and soft spices. A little soot and more ginger in the aftertaste. Comments: yeah! (being a lazy writer again, S.?) SGP:651 - 90 points.


  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Birthday tasting 2015 with Aby and JJ.
    • Nose
      Fruit bomb! Strawberries, raspberries and sweet bananas. Syrup, caramel, fudge, pepper and cassis. Some polish, pastry and pear.
    • Taste
      Cassis, strawberries, creamy, pastry and nuts - Macadamia nuts.
    • Finish
      Herbs, some pepper, syrup and sweet candy - pink lolly pops.

  5. Foamy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Lovely nose, it develops in more and more layers of exotic fruits. Very alive.
    I could smell this for hours.
    Powerful citrus explosion in the mouth with sublime sherry notes in the background.
    A bit hot and pepperish in the finish.
    The kind of dram that grows on you while taking another good sip.


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