Royal Lochnagar 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Highland Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Years 12 Old
Added on
22 feb 2009 4:00 pm

Average value

€ 115.00

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43 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Royal Lochnagar 12-year-old

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.05 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A decent aperitief style whisky for a late sunny afternoon. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • Nose
      Light and clean. Malty. Als grassy freshness and citrus fruit. Later on some smokiness as well.
    • Taste
      Pear and melon. Malty sweetness. Delicate spice. A little bit thin as well though.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry smokiness but also fruitiness again.

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  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: golden smell. Nose: mango, papaya, yeast dough, a little alcohol, a little cheesecake, wood, a little sour taste of overripe pulp Palate: wood, malt, milk cocoa, some green bananas and yellow fruits, some Milky final rhyme Finish: medium, banana peel, snake fruit, maltose, bitter rhyme Body: light, extremely astringent, lack of oil, obvious bitterness

    Nose: 84/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 82/100
    Body: 78/100
    Overall: 82/100

  5. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior


    this is quite an interesting one.
    • Nose
      some sour apples. slightly rubbery (good rubber) or new car interior. slightly salty and there is hint of peat. it's very faint but it's there. banana and some vanilla. quite mineral in a way. honey. i do get some farmy notes, or maybe it's wishful thinking, but there is some hay at the very least.
    • Taste
      this is mild. starts on honey, barley. it still has that little minerality. @lincoln i get the white wine too. bready. slightly sugary. then something between wool and toffee (yeah i know it sounds very weird). the sugary taste remains, which i am not really a fan of but this one is good.
    • Finish
      short to medium. on vanilla, some vegetal notes (faintly). the aftertaste is quite sugary.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I love the labels on this bottle, it screams heritage.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The older bottles of RL are better than the newest offerings.

    A simple profile but pretty decent for that.
    • Nose
      Quite mellow, honeyed, pear, melon and white wine.
    • Taste
      Smooth but a little thin with a bitter note. It then gets quite creamy and some sweetness appears. Still getting the same fruits as on the nose with very faint tobacco notes.
    • Finish
      A little short for me and the pear taste lingers with the bitterness, but just less than you would want


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