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Overall rating
92.06/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Kaleidoscopic richness
Vintage
03.1966
Bottled
09.1998
Stated Age
32 years old
Casknumber
92.7
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2012 2:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5042,87

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1966 SMWS 92.7

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.06 points

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant - highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Sweet and heavy with notes of Chinese plum liqueur, sherry and exotic woods at first nosing. Strongly reminds me of the best sherry cask Karuizawas that I ever tasted. Very complex with notes of dark honey, fruitcake, and raspberry syrup. After a while I smell almonds, liquorice and tobacco. With water it smells like pure oloroso sherry and becomes fresher. A nose close to perfection.
    • Taste
      Extremely powerful and strong. Usually I do not add any water, but this is difficult to enjoy without any water added, and I added a lot. A sherry bomb in perfection. Lots of oak and liquorice. There are notes of Mon Cherie and a strong spiciness (pepper, cinnamon and clover). 
    • Finish
      Long and warming from deep inside. The sherry lingers on and on but there is also a lot of strong black tea.

  2. klohmann scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Complex, stunning stuff. Maybe not typical Lochside, this could have been Strathisla or Macallan or Glenfarclas or Karuizawa, but who cares? Heavy on the oak as well, but I love it.

    from whiskynotes.be
    • Nose
      Perfect sherry goodness from Ye Olden Days. In order of appearance: mint, Ginjinha, warm sand, cedar oak, chocolate ganache, lovage, cigar box, Amontillado sherry, old furniture, maple syrup, caramel flan, liquorice, Pan de Higo and an overall nuttiness. Huge sherry, but such a deep fruitiness and such elegance! The exotic oak and deep sherry push it in the direction of Karuizawa, while the mint and liquorice add some vermouth character.
    • Taste
      Thick, dry, concentrated, herbal sherry. Blackcurrant, lovage again, caramel toffee, herbal honey, walnuts, black cherries, coffee powder, dark chocolate, spearmint. All kinds of old oak. So intense that it comes close to tarry, medicinal notes. Touches of Fernet-Branca in that respect.
    • Finish
      Heavy and looong, dry but not over the top. Plenty of spices.

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