Lochside 1981 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
24 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 sep 2008 10:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 699.95

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Whisky reviews for Lochside 1981 CA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.65 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The alcohol is poorly integrated, which is detrimental to this Lochside which nevertheless has qualities.

    Unfortunately, water does not do him good. The solvent turns into a light rubber.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is definitely strong and focused on the solvent.
      Lemon, quite chemical. Toffee, light sponge cake. Green wood.
      A rather discreet flowery side on the rose.
      Some grain, varnish and ash.
      Everything is unfortunately a little overwhelmed by alcohol.
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth it is again strong, and oily.
      The floral takes center stage, still on the rose, accompanied by a good dose of schnapps and pear brandy.
      Light toffee, liquorice, cloves.
      A little fern, dried grass.
      Lemon zest.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fruity finish, on lemon, orange. Pepper, solvent, wood.
      Light smoke.

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  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    One unique botteling. Bourbon cask with a whiff of sulpher.
    Not to everyones liking, but definitely interesting.
    I found this one quite nice actually.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Luigisim scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Heavy stuff, not too bad but far from other distillery expression.

    Lochside was a mixed distillery (grain/malt). Somewhere at source of material, fermentation, distillation or maturation, this dram might have been contaminated with grain.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Alcoholic and grainy. Waited in vain to open up. It stays strong and flat
    • Taste
      80 80
      Quite heavy. Net grappa taste, with grain and malt touch.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Consistent but a bit poor

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately the second weakest Lochside I have ever had in my collection. Only the 1991 I found even weaker. Otherwise I find the Lochside whiskys outstanding. The 29er Sherry Cask is certainly very strong.
    On new german: The strong on the bag is another model. nothing so enthesses these. That's just too bad for single cask nigg.


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