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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB52011
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Deeside
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
70° Proof, 26²/³ Fl.OZS
Added on
08 Feb 2014 10:58 am by whiskyism

Average value

€ 220.59

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Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Won this for a USD $60 at an auction.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft, warm. Nuts and cereals. Very mineral. Crushed stones. Also hints of farmy characteristic to add a bit of intrigue.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Old school dram. Again, very mineral. Old metal tools, rust. No farm here -- just a metal factory.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Strangely, despite the soft ABV, there is a bit of numbing sensation on the tongue, almost like Chinese "mala" (biting into a peppercorn feeling). Finish is rather long, a bit salty, a bit metallic. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

      Not enough intrigue to get 90 points from me.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Did not find this exact Deeside 12 yo bottle on whiskybase -- label states "86 PROOF" and "4/5 QUART". Metal screwcap is solid black with no "John Begg". Imported by James M McCunn in New York. Perfect fill. Likely 60's juice bottled in the 1970's.

    Serge scored the 70 proof version (ie 40% at 757ml) a 90 points. Hopefully, this is very similar juice. More later.

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