Lochside 1979 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 jul 2008 4:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 369.98

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Lochside 1979 DL

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.43 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A cleavage whisky.
    Very floral, very fruity, very intense.
    Depending on sensitivities, drink with caution.
    86-91, I myself find it hard to know if I am crying scandal or genius.
    • Nose
      89 89
      We have here a very particular nose.
      I am torn between "I love" and "it's perfume, isn't it?"

      You really need a lot of ventilation here. At the first nose, I really had the impression of smelling lilac and rose essential oil.
      After 20 minutes in the glass, it is much more balanced and a nice exoticism has appeared.

      Papaya, mango, lemon, bergamot, yuzu, pear. It's very fruity and pretty.
      We always have these very expressive and concentrated flowers.
      A slight solvent.
      White pepper, camphor, eucalyptus, spray, vanilla.
      Light smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth, the perfume does not leave us, and is almost more expressive than on the nose. We are not far from soapy, without however reaching it.

      Roasted pineapple, peach, tangerine, orange, lemon, pear, guava.
      Pepper, light smoke, tobacco, vanilla, light maple syrup.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Final in the continuity of the nose, always with these intense flowers, and very nice fruitiness. Smoke, soft caramel, elderflower.

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  3. Soderberg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Lochside is quickly moving up my dead distillery list...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peach rings, gummies, balsa wood, fresh oak. Peach and nectarine flesh.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fresh and very fruity. Peach rings, and other 5¢ candies. Stone and white fruits especially.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Very fruity still! Guava, nectarine, mango, dragon fruit, lychee cups, peach fuzz.

  5. Toffie76 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Lack of balance. Distillate fault? ("heat" of the bad alcohol). Or was weirdly tired? I do not claim to have the necessary expertise to decide, but this whisky is not to my taste in any case, even if it is drunk anyway, huh.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, citrus, melon. Grapefruit. Synthetic perfume, a little rough. Iodine? Mineral, certainly. Pear, vanilla, fragrant flowers (lilac).
    • Taste
      Beautiful fruity attack. A bit short though. A lot of bitterness.
    • Finish
      Bitterness, clove, thyme, sage. Wood. Dry up in an unpleasant way.

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet as a whole, becomes disgusting with time. And the final bitterness is unfavorable to him.
    • Nose
      Melon, grapefruit, a slight sea breeze. Figs and dates? Juicy pear and vanilla.
      Nose enough monolithic and that does not evolve.
    • Taste
      Sweet pear, grapefruit juice.
      Mouth not bad, in the continuity of the nose.
    • Finish
      The pear always. Then nothing. Then a big bitterness arrives at once and (unfortunately) remains.


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