Lochside 1981 TWA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Still Lifes I
Stated Age
29 years old
Fino Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Oct 2010 9:58 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 574.04

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 TWA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The Fino cask - quite rare in single malt whisky - gives this Lochside a very a-typical but special profile. I like it, just as my buddy Robert. The remaining of the bottle is yours, my friend.
    • Nose
      Dusty fruitiness, I don't know how else to describe the nose. Candied apples and strawberries. Dried fruits of figs and dates. Olive oil (what Erik says). Sweet barley. Walnuts. Flowery notes as well. Interesting and not very typical Lochside.
    • Taste
      Very buttery. Sweet oakiness but in auster way (do you know what I mean?). Gingerbread. Lemon peel. Goosberries. Herbal notes of chives and ginger. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Slightly peppery and becoming salty at the end.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Geiler, tropical Lochside, so I love the stuff.
    • Nose
      Extreme dragon fruit, watermelon, papaya, guava, ah horny, typical, even particularly tropical Lochside nose, kiwi, hint of passion fruit as well, star fruit, fresh cucumber, tropical honey, lemongrass, camphor
    • Taste
      Kiwi, dragon fruit, papaya, more passion fruit than in the nose, star fruit, guava, lemon grass, cumin, camphor, ginger, cardamom, white pepper and caramel and nougat
    • Finish
      Herbal, beautifully spicy-herbal, long, green tea, ginger, camphor

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another excellent TWA bottling, a nice fruity lochside.
    • Nose
      Nice nose, caramel, orange marmalade, a little butter. fresh pineapple and lemon merangue pie (I think?)
    • Taste
      Creamy and fruity on orange. peach and apricot but still the caramel with it.

      Gets more substantial on the palate as time goes on and there is lovely spicy sweetness that compliments the fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy & sweet

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby, interesting cask

    thanks Martin!
    • Nose
      olive oil, marzipan, almond paste, grape fruits, herbs, citrus - lemon, strawberries and ginger
    • Taste
      bitter fruits - grape fruits, saw dust, creamy, soft spices, orange and leather
    • Finish
      rather short with vanilla, floral and citrus

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Needs some time and efforts to be discovered.
    • Nose
      Fruity, but by far not as fruity as the Lochside 1981 Perfect Dram (48.6%) that I tasted immediately before. More on grassy and flowery notes plus walnuts. In addition I nose a little cinnamon and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Warming, clean and pleasant. Green tea, tonic water and surprisingly spicy with pepper and ginger. Finally fruity notes come up - oranges and mangos. Very tasty indeed.
    • Finish
      Long with spicy as well as fruity notes.


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