Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Brown Label
Added on
02 Mar 2015 4:44 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist

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Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1965 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bitter, lot of ashes

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Wowee, thats a pleasing ‘old style’ nose, lets just hope it doesn’t finish up as another one of G&M’s disappointing 60’s [and especially 70’s] 40% fodder malts. Of course theres the caramel and its estery & tannic  nature - but its also certainly bursting with apples, plums and honeydew melons, but the most notable attribute is the fusion with the cask[s] that has created a sublime synthesis of sugars, making it almost rum like. Fruit pectin melds easily with light but sweet prune juice, ripe Victoria plums, goji berries, dried raspberries, damson jam, flapjack [cooking], fruit loaf and a myriad of sugars [sugar scrub] to make this a sublimely sweet concoction. And then theres the fresh vibrancy, after all these years and despite its 40% bottling, this whisky is ‘giving’. Ok, crunch time,…..
    T: Weak arrival initially but picking up a few seconds later, now vibrant [almost a touch too spirity] and very rum like. Closed but intense sugars swirl around the palate, promising to unravel themselves. Fruit and refined sugars are maintained,……….. so more of the same but thats no bad thing, Add a fair amount of water and im getting some vegetable cooking oils on the development and into the finish, so best without,
    F: Rum sugars combine with fruit sugars and rich oak to provide a long and lingering [rum] finish of Demerara sugar, molasses, fruit flap jack, black syrup, baked, sweet plums, dried apricots, fresh figs, vanilla oils, sour malt, bitter vanilla-pod cream, hardening jam, bitter toffee………. The oak oils truly reveal themselves at the end of the end. Dry, oaky, bitter, vanilla conclusion.
    C: A relatively contained albeit moorish whisky for malt heads or a rum fit for kings, either way im happy. Nose and finish make this Lochside. Can you  imagine having this as an everyday drinker back in the day?!Scores a B+


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