Lochside 32 yo 1982/2014 (55.2%, Malts of Scotland, Angel's Choice, cask #MoS 14019, 39 halves) Thirty-nine halves, that’s really micro. Colour: pale gold. Nose: it’s un-Lochside in my opinion. Nothing serious but we’re not experiencing a fruity explosion, an invasion of passion fruits or a burst of tangerines. It’s rather burnt grass that comes through, rubber bands, pencil shavings, ultra-strong kirsch… It seems that this baby’s locked, so what shall we do? Wait for a few hours or just add water right away? Oh well, I do seem to detect a very zesty fruitiness deep inside, let’s add water. With water: that worked. Pink grapefruits, passion fruits, mangos and lemons, that’s Lochside… Maybe half a cooked asparagus. Mouth (neat): oh no! I mean, yes! The nose was closed when unreduced, but the palate is wide open. And here goes, oranges, passion fruits, mangos, pink grapefruits, guavas (very vivid), all that with a little vanilla fudge and lemon curd, as well as lemon grass and coriander. There is a little oak as well, but it keeps very quiet. Thank you. With water: more of all that. A fruit salad, with a little hawthorn tea in the background. No oak at all anymore. Finish: long, ultra-zesty and tropical. Comments: a bit different from the wonderful and well-known 1981s. I think it’s the first time I’ve tried – or even seen – a 1982 Lochside. Super great stuff anyway, even if the taster has to do a bit of work. Ha, pipettes! SGP:741 (with water) - 91 points.