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Overall rating
90.34/100
votes
114
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited
Vintage
1965
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
47 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6779
Number of bottles
552
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2012 4:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1395.10

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1965 AD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 552 bottles from cask no. 6779
    The sister cask to last year’s wonderful, and very rare, “Single Blend” from this now defunct distillery. Also matured since birth as a blend of both Lochside grain and malt, this whisky arrived in an original Williams and Humbert shipping butt and has provided an astonishing 552 bottles at 54.6% after all these years of maturation. Dark copper in colour, with amber lights and polished mahogany and a medium bead. Tinned peaches with glace cherries, macerated dried apricots and figs and a trace of walnut cake. In the background some Mr. Sheen furniture polish and treacle toffee with apple balsamic vinegar. Very smooth in the mouth with marzipan, hessian and Pedro Ximenez – “Umami” in a glass. A rich and complex mouthfeel with astonishing depth. Rancio, old Armagnac, cedar wood and sesame seeds all in the development. This is very fresh and lively for its age and the finish lingers and lingers.

  2. EJS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This could have been very good if it had been bottled earlier and there is a little sulphur in there which detracts, nice but not close to 90 points.
    Great to taste something this old of course.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Plenty of spice, sherry with a little peat and it also smells like burnt oil on the nose.
      This is actually a little similar to brandy and I swear I get notes of burnt bacon but it could be burnt matches (I hope not)
    • Taste
      85 85
      Yeah there is some sulphur in here but its just on the right side of ok (just)
      This is oaky and a little bitter , decent sherry, walnuts, ripe dark plum skins and a faint hint of blackcurrant and some date.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Reasonable length, with the dark fruit finally coming through

  4. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    My oldest blend, but I don't feel the grain. Oily, concentrated and grotesque. 90/91.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Floral. Grapefruit, antique leather, sherry, fig, green tea, grass and matured oak.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily. Dried fruits, honey, salted caramel, citruses, sherry, antique leather, spices, gum and sulfur.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spicy, oaky, fruity. Sherry.

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Very good old profile but unfortunately it seems there was a bit too much sulphur and thus there are some disturbing notes of leather and rubber - drinkable but not fully enjoyable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nutty, old furniture, shoe polish, hints of leather and rubber, old sherry wood, dried fruits, dates, figs, acacia honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, lots of dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, roasted nuts, burned sugar, toffee, fried bananas, sherry wood, hints leather and rubber still
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, warm, more old sherry and oaky notes, and more leather

  9. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. M134481 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In the smell of this, for me very, special whiskey, I think of a distillery where the cobwebs have the upper hand.
    The rooms are dry, the stones of the building are smelly and the smell of the distillate is noticeable. Gently you hear dripping water from the ceiling, which produces an echo through the spaces.

    Somewhere, from a window high in the warehouse, some sunlight shines on the high walls. The barrels are in the dark, but here and there some lanterns are burning. The whiskey that is now in my glass ripens from this year (1965) the next 47 years.

    This is what I think when I smell the dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cobwebs;)

      Grass
      Sherry
      Vanilla
      Wood
      Flowers

      Yes, a nice smell!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sherry
      Wood
      Vanilla
      Grass
      Floral
      Red fruit
      Marzepin
      Orange peels

      A nice stimulant on the tongue!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sherry
      Sinas apple peels at the end, which last longer, interwoven with the sherry.
      Houtigs
      Sweet tones, cotton candy or .. vanilla .. sherry ..?
      Grass
      Flowers

      Incidentally, what a long finish!

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