Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
18 years old
Recharred Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 jun 2015 8:33 pm by TheFarfar
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 96.00

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Royal Lochnagar 1996 CA

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.07 points.

  1. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A cracking dram.
    • Nose
      Intensely sweet Heather honey. Lovely floral presentation. Some roasted malt and a little spirit bite. Vaguely nutty. add water and it becomes an explosion in a flower shop.
    • Taste
      Like pouring liquid honey onto your tongue. Cinnamon and mild pepper. Very sweet. With water the spice starts to fizz and pop.
    • Finish
      Still sweet but drying and spicy. Shortish. The heat fades with water and it gets much longer.

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  3. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: gold, relatively bright for sherry.
    Bottler's note:
    Aroma: Toffee, creamy with an earthy background note. Lots of vanilla, haystack and slightly burnt orange peel.
    Personal comment:
    Despite its cask strength it comes gently and ingratiatingly into the nose. I could not recognize the "orange peel".
    Taste: More creaminess on the palate, some raisins coated with chocolate, hints of strawberries and weak truffle oil.
    In the aftertaste of some banana bread, becomes more citrusy with time before some heavier fruit notes take over.
    Special feature: Single cask bottling, barrel size, non-chill-filtered, natural color, limited edition 558 bottles.

    The distillery is the smallest distillery of Diageo, producing only about 400,000 liters of alcohol per year. Located near Balmoral Castle, which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert initially rented and later bought.

  8. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's official tasting notes:

    Nose: Toffee; creamy with an earthy background note. Lots of vanilla, haylofts and slightly burnt orange peel. 

    Palate: More creaminess coming through on the palate; some chocolate covered raisins, hints of strawberries and faint truffle oil. 

    Finish: Some banana bread, becoming more lemony with time before some heavier fruits take over.


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