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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1981
Bottled
2011
Casknumber
808
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Jan 2011 5:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 475,00

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45 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 BR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Honey varnish herbs, not really my style

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Honey varnish herbs, not really my style

  3. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The first few sips are the bests, that moment the fruit is doing all of the work. Afterwards they get tamed down by leather and slight bitter spices. But the nose keeps its true form which is very very enjoyable.

    88 overall
    Edit: I mostly keep the whisky about 6-8 seconds in the mouth which and by doing this I found out the leather en spices become bigger on this. If I only keep the whisky for 4 seconds in the mouth, it stays more fruity overall in the taste and the finish... 
    • Nose
      That typical '81 fruitiness which I would subscribe as sweet strawberry ganache with some light citrus influences with a mineral touch to it. Leathery which gets bigger after a few sips. Still good balance. 90 

      Typical soft, elegant nose.
    • Taste
      Initial taste: Instant sweet, sweet strawberry ganache with much leather (still balanced). Very light spicy. 

      Secondary: some bitter notes after a few seconds with woodspices. (90 initiel, 88 secondary) 
    • Finish
      Very leathery, sweet, semi dry, spicy.

      After a few sips the sweetness is as good as gone and the leather, drying slight bitter spiciness plays the game. (89 initial) 87 secondary

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

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