Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 dec 2008 11:07 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 187.95

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Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 1973 DL

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Re taste
    This leaves your mouth fresh, similar to a minty note.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Older Royal Lochnagar is fuller in the body and more likely to be sherried, this is no exception.
    The nose is a mixture of light fruit, a little peat, spice, cereal notes and milk chocolate.
    The palate on this is pretty lively, plenty of spice, peat and fruit, basically what the nose indicated with pretty good balance, in fact it is better than that.
    This is different Lochnagar, hinting at the older production methods, I like it, not the easiest malt, slightly rough and ready bit it has old style charm, what is not to like about that?
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 265 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2016

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      fruity - pear and peach, pineapple, wax and floral
    • Taste
      some ashes, smoke chocolate and woody
    • Finish
      syrup and bitter fruits

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very good and very balanced Lochnagar. Apologies: Royal Lochnagar.
    • Nose
      Famer butter, citrus and oak. That is the essence of this nose and a
      good one it is. Digging a bit deeper reveals more fruit. Peach and quince, but
      also Granny Smith apples. Hints of nuts. Almonds in honey. Touch of smoke with
      a salty edge, which is somewhat unexpected, but very nice!
    • Taste
      Creamy on the palate as well. A nice balancing act between sweet and
      bitter. Sweet from honey, nuts and fruit, bitter from the oak. Nice mix of
      spices too: soft peppers, touch of star anise and liquorice. Again the smoky
      edge is there, which I really like.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully long, bittersweet and smoky finish.


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