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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB68513
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
25 May 2015 9:39 pm by Matt80
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Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite a lovely dram. Nice, balanced, no off-flavors, rather creamy, and totally chuggable. An exemplary entry level dram.

  2. André did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    another version of this one has no volume and percentage notification

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Familiar older style malt with a dry, grassy/straw like maltiness, savoury=sweet apples, pear skins, old leather jackets, malty pancakes, oatmeal, apple sponge, light pomegranate, lemon & cherry juice, liquorice, smoky figs & prunes pampas grass, cold steel and wet botanicals. Easy and fun to read.
    T: Relaxed, tempered arrival albeit a tad restrained. Develops on soft, waxy/light/sour=sweet, grainy malt with a touch of peppery-apple spice, marjoram, pear & plum tart and crab apples. Water provides an improved mouthfeel which wasn’t bad to begin with. Theres also more maltiness now with pomegranate, prune & cherry juice and dry>smoked heather. Goes soft fresh with more waxiness.
    F: After a medium length unravel theres a touch of caramel coupled with a dusty, dryish heather and black tea finish. Later theres light vanilla and aniseed that turns to milk of magnesia. With water theres less magnesia, more vanilla and prune juice with heaps of dried heather at the death.
    C: Ive heard more recent versions of the 12yo don’t cut it [2015], and i had a shocking example in 2013 - but this one [bottled around 1998], although a tad restrained is very enjoyable and perfectly acceptable. Happy to drink this one again.

    Scores a C+

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