- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- 56.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 22 Oct 2007 5:34 pm
20 × in wishlist
72 × member ratings
155 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 1974
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points
- Nose 22.5, taste 22.5, finish 22.5, balance 22.5
- 22 23 22 22 89
- N22 P21 F22 B22
- In the key, it was not nearly as complex and exciting for me as it was in the aroma and finish, even if it got better with time and water. Definitely not an everyday dram, but one at a time and exploring. The current price, he would not worth it, despite the good rating of 90/100.
First impression wild and with a dominant Grain note (wet cellar, dusty vanilla) as with old Blended Scotch from the 80s / 90s. Deep-dark behind, sour fruit (sour cherries, red apple). The "Grain Note" opens after a few minutes and makes room for honeycombs and flower nectar, but remains in the background. Scary flowery, summer meadow in the heat of the sun. Fresh apple juice. Sweet Honey. The aroma is to fall in love. Furniture polish. Slightly perfumed note sometimes floats along the edge, but fortunately very reserved and pleasant. Rich, white grapes. Leather. Chamomile, slightly minty. Hazelnuts. There is also a cereal sweetness, which was not covered by the barrel storage. Beeswax.
sweet. Fruity. Honey. Sweet apple, dark vanilla, oak. Sawdust. Flower nectar dresses tingling and furry all over the mouth. Lemon peel. Herbal tea. Cereal. Creamy sweet.
Honey spicy, tingling, but otherwise not much after the first sip. mild herbs, dried hay. After a few sips, the flower nectar established more and more after swallowing in the mouth, sage.
- 2018 400€++
- Charming, complex, intense and very well balanced, - yet closed and shy, demanding something - the elegant shape of Old Bottle Flavor - I like it very much - down to today's price - that's ridiculous
quite distinct mild and degraded smoky notes, spicy herbaceous oak, partly slightly dusty, crystalline lemon, subtle orange, apricot, geranium leaves, floral notes, black tea, tobacco, vanilla streusel - very oily and elegant volume as I know it only from old malts, creamy Sweet, there are even more fruit notes - but very complex interwoven and not so easy to differentiate
Seasoning, sweetness, wax, coated black tea, oranges, pears, dates, geranium foliage, furniture polish, chocolate, walnut shells, mint and orange oil, beautiful old cellar wood, pickles on the tongue - otherwise very mature and intensely spicy, a Kaumalt - there is a lot and long
Cooling mint and fresh orange oil against warming distillate - no burning - wax and spices - very nice
- Full bodied, an after-dinner dram.
Aromatic nose with a fabric of hazelnut, honey, fudge and tropical fruits but also malted barley and yeats. Slight smoky. Oloroso sherry.
Cane sugar and malt sweetness. Ginger spicy with a hint of liquorice. Oloroso sherry nuttiness.
A clean and dry finish with some bitterness as from Old English marmalade. Long and strong also.
- Whiskyfun: Royal Lochnagar 30yo 1974/2004 (56.2%, Rare Malts) TASTING - Royal Lochnagar 30 yo 1974/2004 (56.2%, Rare Malts) Colour: pale straw. Nose: very spirity and grassy. Hay, straw… Not too expressive, I’d say. You really need to ‘work’ this one. Hints of fresh natural water (minerals). Mouth: bold, sweet and spirity, with quite some pepper right from the start. Cooked apple, peach. It gets more and more peppery, and even prickly. Adding a few drops of water sort of kills it – too bad. Hints of burnt caramel developing after a moment. The finish is long and very powerful… A rather 'difficult' malt, I'd say, for adventurous aficionados only? 84 points.