Royal Lochnagar 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Muscat Wine Wood
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 May 2011 3:11 pm

Average value

€ 71.99

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Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 1998

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2010]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert tasting at Bonn.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.
    My notes state a sweet and winey nose with a rich and mellow body.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sherry, dried figs, hint of sweetness, fruity, slightly sour (fresh) oak notes, hint of cognac.
    • Taste
      81 81
      light fire and tingling, a bit spicy, but quickly becomes soft, initially slightly sweet and fruity then with a bit of tart oak notes in the finish.
    • Finish
      82 82
      warm, soft and warming, tart and sweet, for a brief moment slightly bitter but not disturbing. Has a sweetish, slightly malty and very soft finish on a relatively long finish.

  3. OKN scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Golden colour. The nose is very sweet with dried fruits dominating. The same flavours appear on the palate, but some additional wood influence. Quite dry finish of medium length. No use for water.
    Pleasant whisky, but I would not buy it again.

  4. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A full-bodied and warming malt. Unfortunately, the finish lapses too fast.
    • Nose
      Fruity-fresh and pleasantly malty-sweet. Ripe dark fruits, orange-apricot compote and some beeswax. Behind it are warming spices and milk chocolate. In the background a somehow soapy (lavender?) Note, difficult to describe.
    • Taste
      Oily, waxy and powerful on the tongue. A heavy sweet dark fruit, orange, caramel fudge and honey. Behind them are oak and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Mitellang and pleasant with Orage and cocoa, very slight oak bitterness.

  5. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine.Carefully
    matched for a second maturation in Muscat casks, this is a beautifully
    soft and rounded whisky that is a pleasure to drink.


  6. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Overtly sweet and scented. Jammy. Some plum pudding. Sweet yoghurt/energy bar,blackcurrant leaf. Light clove,allspice and dried citrus peels.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and like it is flirting with liqueur territory. Ponche. Damson jam and very scented still.
    • Finish
      Spiced and long.

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Complex and fresh aromas of citrus
    • Taste
      Salty and slightly sour taste with many spices and sweet drink
    • Finish
      Rich oak and vanilla, very dry and delicious aftertaste


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