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Overall rating
91.85/100
votes
104
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited
Vintage
1965
Bottled
09.2011
Stated Age
46 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Harveys Bodega-Butt
Casknumber
6778
Number of bottles
499
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2011 3:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 898,40

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1965 AD

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.85 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 499 bottles from cask no. 6778
    There are many extraordinary traits to this cask. Firstly it is from a distillery which no longer exists (closed in 1992); secondly it arrived in its original Harveys Bodega Spanish shipping butt complete with red seal; thirdly it still sports a hefty 52.3% alc/vol despite 46 years of maturation; and last, but by no means least, we managed to extract 499 bottles from the cask after all these years of angelic participation. The term “single blend” relates to the fact that Lochside had both Patent and pot stills, allowing them to distill both grain and malt whisky. Occasionally these makes would be blended at birth into single casks to mature together – this is one such cask. The European oak has given it a fantastic dark rum colour - and an extraordinary balance if you estimate a 50-50 malt-grain blend. Red fruit, cherries damsons, toffee, balsamic vinegar, dried figs, dates, sweet and balmy. Opulent, but elegant. Light, but luscious. Enigmatic. Italian white truffle, hazelnut and dark chocolate. Quite superb but we recommend that you do not reduce with any water.

  2. pegu scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Lots of sherry and oak, red fruits - raspberries & redcurrant.
      A leathery note, hints of bananas, some spices - ginger ,cloves and nutmeg, almonds and after a while a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      91 91
      mouth coating, tannines, the spices coming up, ginger and nutmeg, a hint of eucalyptus, leathery, a "sweety" bitterness like burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long and intense, dark chocolate and again the "sweety" bitterness.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A sherry board (Refill Butt should be questionable) - which unfortunately can not completely hide his Grain component
    • Nose
      First of all, glue, which evaporates quickly, but some of the ester remainders are permanently preserved - thickened plum, rum raisins, dark chocolate, furniture polish, floor wax, leather, tobacco, cherry compote, a full sherry bread, caramelized sugar
    • Taste
      The aromas in the nose are completely confirmed as a taste in the mouth - it is joined by a heavy red berry sweetness - the artificial touch of the Grainanteils remains constantly subliminal presence
    • Finish
      Sherrylast with red forest berries, the wood remains discreetly in the background

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Lochside 46 yo 1965/2011 (52.3%, Adelphi, single blend, cask # 6778, 499 bottles)
    Just like at Ben Nevis, the former owners of Lochside (Mr. Hobbes) used
    to distil both malt and grain on the same location, which allowed them
    to come up with some genuine ‘single blend’. So this one is a blend of
    Lochside malt and Lochside grain that was ‘married at birth’, in 1965.
    Colour: deep amber. Nose: starts like some old quality bourbon, with a
    little varnish, coconut and banana, but switches towards strawberries
    and raspberries after a few seconds. Liqueur-filled chocolate, then more
    ham (Spanish bellota, and I’m not joking) and beef stock, mint tea,
    leather polish, old sherry, a little soy sauce… Well, it’s not ‘a blend’
    as far as the nose is concerned, it’s more focussed than that. Quite
    brilliant! Mouth: a tad strange at first sips, there’s a lot of oak
    influence but it remained rather smooth and rounded, not unlike some old
    rums. Something clearly medicinal (cough medicine), then old
    Grand-Marnier, touches of lemon and lemongrass, a little ginger,
    liquorice, candied chestnuts… And then the same notes of liqueur-filled
    chocolates that we had in the nose. Also a liitle rancio, old cognac
    style. Finish: rather long, even more on liqueurs and chocolate, with a
    soft spiciness (cloves, cinnamon). Comments: very excellent. It’s not
    easy to tell this is a blend… nor pure malt whisky. More than just a
    curiosity anyway! SGP:661 - 90 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=225 Color: mahogany
    Nose: Absolutely fat sherry and red wine with dark cherries, ingenious salty spice and some furniture polish. There is a touch of rubber gloves in the glass, which harmonizes great here. Oranges, tobacco, vanilla, plum jam, overripe elderberries, leather and dark herbal teas. Just delicious!
    Taste: Thin structure, but with brute power! Dark, creamy spiciness with lots of fruit, oak wood and furniture polish again. Inferior is a peppermint freshness that goes hand in hand with chocolate, cocoa and tea notes. Perfect and incredibly fascinating!
    Finish: Long - creamy, partly fruity, partly with fresh herbs. Wood, a lot of wood? Yes, but perfectly integrated. With notes of tea, dried herbs, plums, elderberry, vanilla and dry leather. The notes of elderberry and plum jam stick for an eternity on the tongue.
    Note: A hammer part and that with 46 years drum storage! The wood flavors are tailored to this blend. Truly an Adelphi hit!
    94 points (nose: 94 / taste: 95 / finish: 92)

  7. Carsten scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: reddish brown, cola Nose: very old, dark, profound sherry nose, dark chocolate, cocoa, cherries, very nice Body: medium / oily Mouth: mild, ripe sweet notes, dried fruit, dark chocolate, dry oak notes Finish: long, mild, sweet at first, then a dry mouthfeel, slightly bitter woody taste Conclusion: 92P., Very nice dark sherry bomb, wood very clear, not as fresh as the sister Cask, could also go through as pure malt.

  8. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    so much character can stand a stumble
    it may have to be
    to be unique and attractive
    a fascinating mix of past, age, a lot of barrel, sherry and the touch of a bourbon note

    and the last drop in the glass smells so seductive
    as if to tell me I have more secrets ...
    yes! I'm in heaven

    thanks for the nice gift, wow!
    • Nose
      unmoved: glue note, sherry keg, smoky dusty walnut shells, raisin meat, cold mocha with brown sugar, crema catalana
      wonderfully soft warm notes

      aggravated: pungency, darker strongly cooked prunes, slightly burnt,
      sweet dusty raisins, wet herbs in decay, slightly biting adhesive note,
      some cucumber barrel,
    • Taste
      Getting hot, slightly hot
      with full plump raisins
      very light alcohol note
      walnut shells
      hot mocha with caramel sauce
      Sweet fruit and hot mocha turn into an intense spicy memory on your tongue
    • Finish
      Long slightly bitter oak with ripe plum peels eats into your palate
      This exotic wanderlust stays in your mouth for a long time
      like in the old days
      like deep Spain
      how dark and sweet
      how hot and spicy
      like passion and danger

  9. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Mahogany
    Nose: Prunes, dried apricots, dark caramel, toffee, cigar box, leather, cinnamon and hints of nutmeg.
    Palate: Dried apricots, raisins, Scotch tablet, chocolate, strong tea, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Finish: Long and fruity with a dry sweetness.
    Overall: A superb sherried whisky, the wood influence is rather strong but kept in check by the rich sweet and fruity aromas.

    http://www.dramming.com/2012/05/13/lochside-19652001-adelphi/

  10. franpincoffee scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/lochside-1965/

    The nose is rich and rum-like with dried fruits, brown sugar, burnt vanilla, dates, and a hint of orange peel. The taste is thick, rich, and oily with orange peel and hints of ginger, almonds, and nutmeg. The finish is very long with almonds, brown sugar, and a hint of orange peel. Outstanding!

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