- Single Malt
- Lombard (Lb)
- Bottling serie
- Jewels of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 23 years old
- Oak Casks
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Bottled for
- Imported by MHW Ltd.
- Added on
- 10 Jan 2012 7:26 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 Lb
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points
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- Empty Glass:
I was so over occupied with my other notes (and the lights of Las
Vegas!), I missed most of the empty glass. I recall a lot of wood
notes, more of the damp library and over worked sherry. Things you
don't smell any more; things that are earmarks of old whisky.
Super rich malty nose with a huge whack of fruits! There is a musty
note like a damp library, but it doesn't detract from the malt's
richness, instead amplifying it. There is a lot of wood here, not new
wood, but old oak with wood polish and ancient must lumber too. The
fruits are a combination of many things, macerated/stewed purple fruits
(think plums and strawberries), over ripe almost rotten fruit (those
raspberries that were on the counter too long), and hints of dark dried
richness doesn't stop here. Rich warmth of malt and stewed fruits take
centre stage, the malt playing second fiddle isn't to be missed either.
The wood spice almost dances between, offering sharp punches to break
up that rich spirit. Lots of wood spice through the mid-palate,
cinnamon, clove, mace, cardamom and the like. There are some dark notes
of raisin and something different, like long pepper or a hint of
truffle in the background.
and long, this goes on for quite some time. Richness doesn't seem to
subside, but more sherry-vanilla creme comes out now. The sherry wood
almost dominates the finish, but there is an interesting poached pear
note here too. Worked leather, library dust and wonderful soft oak wrap
up a lush dram.