Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
McNeill's Choice (MNC)
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Matured
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
16 jul 2023 10:17 pm by Jabori_Okeke
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Average value

€ 159.90

Whisky reviews for Lochindaal 11-year-old MNC

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 88.33 points.

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  1. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lochindaal is the inlet between the two peninsulas of the Isle of Islay. Until 1929 there was a distillery of the same name in Port Charlotte, of which some walls and warehouses remain. There has always been speculation that Bruichladdich could take up the tradition and open a new distillery. It hasn't been concrete yet. However, from 2007 Bruichladdich produced some casks with a 50 ppm peat under the name Lochindaal. Some of them have been sold and appear from time to time as private cask bottlings - like here in the McNeill's Choice series from the bottler, importer and whisky dealer Andy McNeill from Aschaffenburg. The whisky matured in an ex-bourbon cask and costs an impressive €160 at 11 years old. Well, it's a rare Bruichladdich...

    • Nose
      The Lochindaal has powerful smoke that unfolds over a base of sweet, bright fruit. Then there's a grassy, hay-like note, perhaps with the funk of Bruichladdich in the background. Some lemon cream with a hint of vanilla, pineapple aroma with smoke.
    • Taste
      Even with water the alcohol is very strong and burning, definitely needs a few more drops. The smoke is strong. In the taste, the Bruichladdich Funk comes across very clearly with the association of cowsheds - or perhaps better: the maritime character of Loch Indaal. The alcohol remains a tad too strong, followed by caramelized malt sugar and a touch of Ovaltine.
    • Finish
      The whisky has a very special, strong maritime smokiness with a clear rind note that stays in the mouth for a long time.

      This is a delicious, particularly smoky whisky that is fresh and spicy. Here the edges have not yet been sanded down. The asking price? Only acceptable for hardcore fans of the distillery who need exactly this whisky. Still, it's good, the smoke is stronger and funkier than the Port Charlotte and it's overall fresher and fruitier - and better - than the PC 10.


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