Overall rating
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Mandarins In A Well Seasoned Roasting Tin
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2013 10:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62.00

5 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1981 SMWS 92.9

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.42 points

  1. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Simply the best whisky I've had untill now. So balanced. The 61,2 % was completely incorporated into the whisky - it felt like the smoothest, gentle, 43%'er you could imagine...
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sherry and a mild and rounded scent of roasted coffee or maybe sligthly burned caramel.
    • Taste
      97 97
      It's wonderful. Perfect even. I almost didn't want to empty the glass.

      Sherry, mandarin, caramel, cream - insane flavours! Perfectly balanced.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long - it left my mouth running and almost foaming.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Ning doesn't know the love of the city and the country, and a beautiful woman is rare.
    • Nose
      Cedar + Mocha. There is a stimulating feeling of high alcohol content, the new Chinese furniture, the fruity taste is calm and peaceful, and the sun is Colombian.
      After waking up for ten minutes, the candied dried figs, the spices of Nyonya cuisine, slightly dull and fleshy sherry flavor, acidic dark fruit, mountain date cake, dried prunes, with a creamy woody aroma, sherry The seal is printed with white flowers on the tail in early summer.
      Steady and lacking in agility, it was the seven-year-old Sima Guang who smashed the cylinder, and at a glance he saw the dumb dumb who was buried in the pile of old paper fifty years later.
    • Taste
      Plump and smooth, 65% black chocolate, pecans, roasted nuts/candied fruits, roasted with salt, lard residue, furniture wax that can be equal to Brora, citrus peel oil, share.
      The bitterness of cocoa, the sourness of hawthorn, the salty fragrance of fat, the jam of Shirley, and the woody aroma full of Zen, you can form a band.
      Strong, high fat, generally sweet, sour, no tannin, no astringency, bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Long, coffee grounds, hazelnuts, toasted butter.

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: The distillery was originally a brewery in Montrose and began to make whisky ony when it was bought by the redoubtable Joseph Hobbs in 1957, making both grain and malt whisky. In 1973 it was sold to a Spanish company who mothballed it in the mid-80's, decommissioned it in 1992 and sadly demolished much of it last year. This has come from Spanish oak and has a gorgeous mahogany colour. The nose is of prune or fig juice to start with, fading into walnut oil and coffee grounds with an unexpected prickle for its venerable age. Water betrays the cask origin with a blast of burnt pork crackling, well-used roasting tins and surprisingly, tinned mandarins. The flavour reminded us of the dregs of black coffee, with crystalline brown sugar in them: it has a fruity-oily finish and an aftertaste of Valrhona dark chocolate. Why on earth did they close it??


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