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Overall rating
90.41/100
votes
100
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

€ 1202,63

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1965 AD

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.41 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. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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!

  7. nad_chario scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A perfect Blend ready to drink!

    (needs no water)
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Waykid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    At first this was rather challenging, with the sulphur, glue and bourbon, but the development is the longest (yes, and the spirit oldest) I have experienced at home circumstances and propably also the most profound. With the right amount of water it really starts to shine at almost an hour. Very interesting old whisky: this has nothing that would make one think it is a blend, it's rather hard to handle, overpowering at times and deserves and needs both time and patience to show it's qualities.
    • Nose
      Initially a strong glue and a bourbon-sweetness, then maple syrup and apple: dried, green and sweet & sour red, toffee. This develops really long: at one hour it has developed a peculiar syrup-gunpowder note. A delicious oaky applehut getting stronger and stronger, for me always the sign of really good wood influence. Fruity salmiak candy, raisins, limepeel, dried Middle-Eastern fruits: sultanas, dates, figs and kumquat; there is also something savoury and sharp in this dominantly sweetish profile.  
    • Taste
      Starts with some gunpowder and matches, and rather piquant, mushrooms, both boletus and chanterelles. Starts very slowly but steadily to get sweeter with apple, maple syrup, something bourbon-like also here, brown toffee, butter and butterscotch and a bit of raw banana. Kumquat, sultanas, maybe even some baklava: yes, definitely roasted sesame seeds, that might well be the savoury side in the nose. Maybe also some sesame salt? It gets really sweet in about half an hour, with a pervasive bourbon-like sweetness and then starts to round and soften up, getting really luscious and full with enough time. Honey.
    • Finish
      Long, something umami-like, sweet & sour. Malty. It also develops quite long.

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I couldn't pass the chance to get a second bottle after finishing one.
    • Nose
      Definite old wine cask smell about this one with musty earth notes hovering around a nutty, sugary aroma. Some hint of oil used for popcorn here, probably the grain portion's influence coming through. I agree with the mention of marzipan in Master of Malt's tasting notes (were those taken directly from Adelphi?) but for the nose instead of the palate, and not like a bit of marzipan but the smell that comes from having an entire display case of that stuff in front of your nose (I worked at a bakery counter for a short while long ago). Sweet but damp. With some water the nose takes a step toward nail polish remover. Popcorn oil starts to disappear and so does the musty dustiness, replaced by slightly bitter sweetness and a wonderful fresh earth smell. There was quite a transformation here from how it was neat.
    • Taste
      The body is blissful even at cask strength. There's the toasted grain note I expected, and couch leather. Sweet but with some alcohol burn. The mustiness is in the taste too, a bit damp yet not mouldy note which I assume to be the PX mentioned in the MoM tasting note because this has something in common with younger PX-whiskys I've tried yet... well, 30 years more in the cask sure did nice things to it. With water the body becomes ethereal: feels heavy on the tongue but evades and becomes watery when you try to move your tongue in it. More water: a second teaspoon goes in and I'm standing in a rainy barley field. The smell of cereal and wet earth. More water and it starts to lose consistency a bit. Still tastes blissful but the body is beginning to vanish. 
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste? Yup. I'm not sure this'll stop tonight. 20 minutes later and the wine cellar note is still on my breath and in my nose. 

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