Lochside 1981 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
29 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 aug 2011 8:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349.00

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Whisky reviews for Lochside 1981 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.50 points.

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after 2 refill Sherry MM.
    If one seemed more bourbon to me, the other was definitely marked by Sherry.
    Here it is a bit of in between.
    The fruits are present, lively, exotic and it is very well balanced. We might lack a bit of definition, and less woody bitterness.

    The tasting started on an 88, then ended on a 90/91. Give him time.
    • Nose
      90 90
      We have above all camphor fruit.
      Mango, apricot, peach, orange, lemon, pineapple and even a little kiwi.
      Light shoe polish cream. Milk chocolate.
      Wood, cloves, cinnamon. Slight bitterness.
      Medicinal, camphor, eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is oily.
      The woody bitterness takes the front with its spices.
      Pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cocoa.
      We are on the zest of lemon, orange, peach and pear.
      Light smoke and oily peat.
      With aeration, the fruit follows the exoticism of the nose, with mainly passion fruit, kiwi, pineapple.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on the fruit in syrup. Pineapple, plum, orange, papaya. Szechuan pepper, fresh mint, oily peat. Very successful.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Typcically Lochside (1981) profile for me. Lots of juicy sweet fruitiness of pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and lemon. Very nice! No trace of (refill) sherry in this dram by the way.
    • Nose
      Splendid fruity nose of pear, mango, pineapple and apricot. Overripe apples, papaya and passion fruit at the background. Cut grass. Some vanilla and honey clover as well.
    • Taste
      Now more on juicy grapefruit, tangerines and oranges. Lemon juice. Barley sugar. Sandal wood and a little metalic edge. Sappy oak. A bit of ginger. It's full bodied mouthcoating.
    • Finish
      Long. sweet and warm. Cinnamom. Liquorice. A little mint at the end. 


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