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Loch Lomond 1966

Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB28062
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Highland Malt
Vintage
22.09.1966
Bottled
06.2011
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
1640
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4062400068000
Added on
16 dec 2011 6:16 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 649.50

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76 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 1966

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity (stewed apples and pears), hay, heather, flowery, grassy, nutty, metallic, leather, cardboard
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh, fruity (bananas, passion fruit, pineapple, peaches, mangos), spicy (pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger), tea, brown sugar
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, clean, fruity, citrus, bitter, spicy, oaky

  2. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Foamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Ninofdram scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. YonWhisky scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Excellent stuff

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    He has very bad grades. And it does not work that way. Grill lighter and aroma balls in the nose, beer in the mouth and some oak coconut on the finish.

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A light thin body.
    • Nose
      Sandalwood, warm hay.
    • Taste
      Green. Pistachio nuts. Sugared almonds. Intense sweetness.
    • Finish
      Gritty. Abrasive.

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Phew, difficult to judge that anyone gets over 85 or even 90 is definitely a mystery to me, but he is not bad either, only as nothing that one associates with the year, rather with the otherwise bad reputation of the distillery.
    • Nose
      First, directly extreme hay, fine and sweet, with the sweetness is also a little green apple, marzipan, hints of banana jelly far in the background and fresh bread, some fresh marshmallows
    • Taste
      And again extreme hay first, very bitter-dry in the first few seconds, already uncomfortable, you have to give him 5-10 seconds in his mouth until it goes over at all into nicer flavors, fresh bread crust, grasses, lavender, fresh Earl Gray tea , slightly brown sugar, with the time already nice
    • Finish
      Citrus peels, bitter, medium-long, fermented apples a little with shell, light malt

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 104 Euro in February, 2012.In 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 this 82,5.  My notes state extremely heavy wooden notes that turn the whole dram bitter and hard to enjoy.  This whisky clearly is over the edge - it should have been bottled ten years earlier (or even more)...

  10. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Few of ABV and not enough exposure to the barrel, but here is a rather pleasant, strange palette
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wow! Wet grass, freshly cut flowers, unripe peach, boat varnish, horseradish, cucumber, glue and new leather shoes
    • Taste
      87 87
      Too easy, grainy character: spicy, big fruits: pineapple, peach and mango
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, they are some confusing things, but if pass away a beautiful antique wood comes.

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Considering this has been in a cask for 45 years I do not see much cask influence, it is very light and tastes like an older quality blend.

    Its decent for sure but it would have been much better at 48%+.

    Whatever the distillery profile is of Loch Lomand it is not very evident on this one.

    This for me is a novelty whisky to try, something out the ordinary etc.
    • Nose
      Pineapple chunks, cheap white wine, white wine vinegar, wet grass, cut flower stalks like when you trim down flower stalks for a vase.

      After a while there is some peach and notes of either paint or polish, one of the two.
    • Taste
      That is really strange to me, its very light but also some bitterness from the cask. It reminds me of the old white horse blends from the 40`s & 50`s.

      Fresh pineapple, peaches, shredded wheat and a slight metallic taste.
    • Finish
      Not that long, fades a little quick.

  13. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note, Finest Whisky Hinterzimmer Island tasting 08/2012.
    • Nose
      grassy, cucumber, unripe apples, glue at the start, shoe leather. (86)
    • Taste
      grassy, vanilla-licorice, caramel. (87)
    • Finish
      slightly woody/bitter, vanilla, cream. (86)

  15. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The 1966 Loch Lomond was distilled on the 22nd of September 1966 under the watchful eye of Distillery Manager Duncan Thomas and filled into oak barrels the following day. It was then given almost 45 years to mature to perfection in the old bonded warehouses of Loch Lomond Distillery on the banks of Loch Lomond until it was bottled in June 2011. The 1966 Loch Lomond Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the oldest existing Single Malt available from the Loch Lomond Distillery. 

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