Royal Lochnagar 2000

Overall rating
82.46/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB36861
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2012
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Muscat Wine Wood
Casknumber
RL/00-12W
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5000281023847
Added on
23 oct 2012 2:27 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 390.11

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Whisky reviews for Royal Lochnagar 2000

21 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.46 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, very neat malt; offers significantly more than the normal 12-year-old; is not necessarily cheap!
    • Nose
      flowery, floral and fruity (green apples, compote), malt;
    • Taste
      sweet fruity onset, increases in the mouth; Apple compote, grapes, cereals, malt, some seasoning (oak);
    • Finish
      short finish; vinous malting echoes;

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  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My second bottle - for me and all fellow tasters again a velvety, nutmeg, tasty single malt
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. BeatF scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    A bit harmless, but error-free. Good barrels and remarkable: For once, nothing is destroyed or covered up by the finishing. A solid weekday whisky.
    • Nose
      fairly discreet nose with green grapes, light vanilla and even a little nutty
    • Taste
      crushed grape seeds, but as long as no air is introduced, still (almost too) discreet
    • Finish
      The grape and raisin notes now break through, reminiscent of rum, but then fade away in favor of an elegant bitterness and chocolate. Cinnamon and other spices from the Far East also seem to be a little involved... Yes, the finish is nice! Simply not a multi-complex thing, but it probably doesn't want to be.

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    - a good fruity Distillers Edition
    - a significant increase compared to the standard 12 J.
    - but too expensive for about 65€ => there are clearly better ones
    Distillers Editions from the DIAGEO series
    • Nose
      floral, malt, green apple, citrus
    • Taste
      fruity powerful entry, maintains the intense fruity note, strong development in the back palate, grape, oak
    • Finish
      short exit ;
      medium-long aftertaste that lingers on the palate for some time

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    OK. Somehow clearer than the 1996, but less Muscat influence than the 1996, therefore also cleaner, less sticky! But closer to the normal 12 series. The chocolate notes are a little missing. Delicious, but less drinkable than the 1996.
    • Nose
      Nose: slightly sulphurous, spicy, orange liqueur. A little more finely defined than the 1996, but not as tasty.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a little more acceleration, less barrel, less wine, more malt, bitter sweet some smoke.
    • Finish
      Finish, tart, malty, orange, slightly sweet notes, little sherry.

  8. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well-balanced, for a 12yo very well matured special vintage malt, which should have got its special notes from the muscatel barrel (one of the oldest grapes in the world - with a special flavor that I very much appreciate). It is pleasantly different from other, otherwise comparable highland or Speyside malts or the sometimes somewhat uniform sherry bombs. The overall impression in its diversity justifies the price.

  9. Glenjasper scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Whisky101 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A nice dram and good value for money. I would not rush out to buy it but I am glad I tried it. 
    • Nose
      Initial nose made me think this is a grain whisky. Then follows a scent of Jam, not too sweet though, a light red fruit dram. The nose gets stronger as you leave this to open up a while. 
    • Taste
      Velvety. Nice, sweetness gives way to more savoury notes. Still jam but now maybe greengage or gooseberry. A drop of water opens up more fruit. 
    • Finish
      Medium, dry then slightly sweet. 

  11. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      ripe to overripe fruits. Very sweet, while easily drifting into the artificial. The wine is also there. There is also a spicy component. Minimal smoke. The alcohol is imperceptible. All in all a very round thing in the nose.
    • Taste
      very soft. The seasoning is more pronounced here than in the nose. The wine also plays a bigger role. Despite the 40%, the alcohol builds up well over time and it gets peppery.
    • Finish
      Dark sweetness flashes. Medium long, spicy finish. An oak taste remains in the mouth.

  12. Griller76 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. Griller76 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A good, unfortunately too tasty tasty everyday whisky
    • Nose
      clearly full-bodied sherry, winter spices, light pepper + chilli, candied oranges, some freshly mown grass
    • Taste
      very mild and balanced, full-bodied, sweet sherry, some dried dates
    • Finish
      short with peppery notes, some smoke

  14. Odessit did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge Valentin says:

    Royal Lochnagar 2000/2012 'Distiller's Edition' (40%, OB, batch #RL/00-12W)  This baby was finished in muscat wine. Which, frankly, is a little scary since muscat can be very pushy, but you never know... Colour: gold. Nose: we are, in truth, extremely close to the regular 12, despite a few whiffs of ripe apricots and mirabelles floating around. Hold on, those notes do indeed come a little more to the front after just ten seconds, but they never become vulgar, which was my main fear. Mouth: the muscat is a little more pronounced, there’s something slightly floral indeed, but also notes of tinned pineapples and honey. Also golden raisins. The background remains dry and ‘Lochnagary’, which gives you a wee impression of two-storey whisky. Finish: medium, on the same flavours. Bitter chocolate with a little marmalade. Comments: I’d say it’s in the very same league as the 12. It goes down well. SGP:561 - 79 points.

  15. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    For the sample, I thank Nethar. Something more about this whisky I read after the tasting, just like the impressions of my colleagues. Well, finishing after "muscat wine" I would not guess or even know, the acidity was really easy. It's not a bad whisky, but Dalwhinnie 1996 DE I liked more.
    • Nose
      Malt, honey, bitter chocolate, wood. A slight touch of warm spice and citrus peel. (84 b)
    • Taste
      On the tongue of malt honey with a little bit of acidity. Unfortunately, my body is so thin, it's a bit more tricky than I would like, it would probably add a little more volume, those 40% is no miracle. (82 b)

  16. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    swweeeeet dram
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A nice mellow dram, good for everyday dramming, but it won't set your world on fire.
    • Nose
      A floral start transforms into fruitier aromas. Mainly grapes, but also sweet oranges. Oh, and marzipan too. There's some licorice and light oak, along with wet grass. Overall a bit weak though.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet. Blackcurrant tea, figs and spices. Mainly black pepper. Some sugar and nuts. Fairy rich considering the low abv.
    • Finish
      Short and sweet.

  18. nathanyael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. eleiko5 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Royal Lochnagar 2000 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (40%, OB 2012, Muscat finish, RL/00-12W)

    Nose: a floral nose that starts on bergamot and evolves towards leather and fruits. Yellow plums, grapes. Growing sweeter on apricot jam. Nice interaction of grassy and fruity notes. Very light toasted oak. Mouth: quite mild and fruity again, very sweet and relatively oily. Vanilla cake, malty sweetness and sugared cereals. Soft pepper and the return of floral citrus notes. Hints of honeyed Arizona green tea. Finish: rather short, with the same leafy tea notes and sweet grassy notes.

    Classic spirit, quite a wide range of aromas, from floral notes to toasted ones. A relatively gentle finishing and a light dram altogether. Around € 45.

    Score: 81/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/royal-lochnagar/royal-lochnagar-2000-distillers-edition/

     

     

  20. Koloman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. Koloman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    surprisingly close to the normal 12yo, but not necessarily better
    • Nose
      Woody and vinous aromas, black tea, some smoke of light pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      Oak, nut, ripe fruit (orange and some banana), oriental spices
    • Finish
      Orangeat, spicy cake, woody bitterness, a touch from the open door of a damp cellar

  22. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  23. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich fruit on the nose, with hints of strawberry jam and allspice. A little
      banana, malt loaf and ground walnut.
    • Taste
      Date and walnut cake, with cracked black pepper,
      fig conserve and spice. Deliciously malty and rich
    • Finish
      Long, nutty finish with lingering fruit and
      gingernut biscuits

  25. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Delicious
    • Nose
      Blackcurrant tea, fruit toffee, a bit floral
    • Taste
      Soft delivery, sweet smooth and pleasant
    • Finish
      Sparkly and fun

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