Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 12016
Number of bottles
41.7 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 May 2012 11:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 417,45

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46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1967 MoS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  Old Lochside drams sometimes are truly great but others can be sub-standard only.  This is because all remaining Lochside casks got bottled nowadays - hey, it is a lost distillery!  Does it make sense?  For collectors yes, but for drinkers certainly not!  So I am curious on what side of the equation this bottling will finally reside…

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows late medium tears with medium fast legs.  The nose offers a profile that rather suits an old grain than a 45-years old malt whisky and in a blind tasting I would have betted a lot of money that this is an old grain.  It is pretty nice with lots of fruits and spices but it is grainy, for sure!  The dram arrives pleasantly in the mouth and coats approximately half of it without any bitter-astringent feeling from the long years in wood. The taste is sweet, fruity and … grainy, very delicate and balanced and quaffable!  And the finish is of medium length and nicely vanishes in different waves without drying moments at all.  Water is not needed, as expected, because it just flattens the dram without adding major new impressions.

    I bet half of my … this is an old Lochside grain whisky or a Lochside Single Blend (maybe they unintentionally mixed up the spirits from the Lochside grain and malt distillery plant).  But to be honest:  As a drinker I do not care as long as the result is that delicious...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Typically Lochside, a bit of the oak just killed off the nose, I found that a pity, the pepper and chilli note is very exciting, but a little too dry overall though.
    • Nose
      Ah, beautiful typical Lochside nose, means pretty dirty, fresh tobacco, of course, after all the time, of course, a lot of oak, hay, then crisp, honey-wrapped pear, sweet malt, ginger, some lemongrass, nice toffee, old parchment
    • Taste
      Dried peat pear, a lot of old but beautiful oak, old leather, sweet malt, heather, toffee, tobacco leaves, ginger, thyme, some Earl Gray tea, black and red pepper in the background and behind, dried apricots
    • Finish
      Dry, chilli and red pepper are subtly incorporated into the oak, a bit malt, lemongrass and heather, long

  3. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, that typically nose/taste of Lochside is really enjoyable. But for it's age it seems a bit 'harsh', but it isn't harsh. Like spiritus and not that well integrated alcohol. But it is still balanced. A pity the finish isn't longer..
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is the turn that was expected (oak domination, bourbon domination), but not such - languidly, finely, even no oak - where is 44 years of aging? WHERE??? - Only a bourbon flavor and then, very sluggish remained from the barrel, just a mole-riddle of some sort.
    • Nose
      Restrained, carpentry workshop, solvent, freshly planed board, resin, turpentine, salted grape leaves, vanilla, ether, eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Watery, light wave of red pepper, spicy oak, sweet compote, lollipops.
    • Finish
      Light, sweet-oak with light pepper and orange peel.

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Bread, Hay, Wood, Tropical Fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet, Apricots, Vanilla, Herbs, Spicy pepper
    • Finish
      Vanilla, Fading Spices and Bitter Almonds

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really beautiful, but the vegetal notes on the palate and the short finish prevent this whisky from being excellent.
    • Nose
      Very nice fruity, subtle and elegant. There are raisins, banana, fresh pear and stewed fruit. Also notes of cooked cake and almond. A little honey. The whole is greedy and friendly.
    • Taste
      Alas, the mouth does not follow. The first attack is rather bitter, on the herbs, follows fresh lemon juice. Dominant of white wine, the palate is very mineral, dry, with the fruit rather indented. Notes of green pear. Aeration is good and brings back some fruits. Together rather powerful despite the low degree of alcohol.
    • Finish
      Quite short this time, we feel that 41.7% are not enough. Always white wine notes.

  8. cavalier66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    6 word review: Herbal grapefruit juice with wood spice.

  9. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A real chameleon of a nose, changing its beauties every 30 or so seconds to reveal something different at every turn. It started out very soft and musty, then came forth more woody notes before soft ripe tropical fruits (predominantly mango) appeared, then citrus fruits came out of nowhere before roasted coffee beans appeared, finishing with vanilla custard and a hint of something slightly metallic. One drop of water (I dared not add any more) released some additional lovely oaky esters that I associate with nose of elegant old malts. Really unique, like nothing I've tried before. Definitely needed plenty of time to appreciate all of its wonders! Quite woody palate (although not overly bitter), and slightly thinner than I would have hoped. Some faint hints of sweet fruits linger in the background. Relatively short and woody finish. I'm really pleased I got to try this. The nose was a revelation, revealing just how complex and ever changing a well-matured malt can be. The palate and finish couldn't live up to those lofty levels, but were still very pleasing. Not cheap, but certainly unique.

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    tasted with JJ

    sample from Whiskybase
    • Nose
      oily, dusty - saw dust, fruity - juicy exotic fruits, wax and nectarines    
    • Taste
      wax, full bourbon fruits, some fudge, soft spices, creamy and kiwi 
    • Finish
      vanilla, citrus - lemon and mandarins... a bit disappointing finish


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