Royal Lochnagar 1974

Overall rating
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
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 500.02

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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

  1. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 22.5, finish 22.5, balance 22.5

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22 23 22 22 89

  3. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N22 P21 F22 B22

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      91 91
      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.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    2018 400€++
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Cooling mint and fresh orange oil against warming distillate - no burning - wax and spices - very nice

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Full bodied, an after-dinner dram.
    • Nose
      Aromatic nose with a fabric of hazelnut, honey, fudge and tropical fruits but also malted barley and yeats. Slight smoky. Oloroso sherry.
    • Taste
      Cane sugar and malt sweetness. Ginger spicy with a hint of liquorice. Oloroso sherry nuttiness.
    • Finish
      A clean and dry finish with some bitterness as from Old English marmalade. Long and strong also.

  8. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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