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Lochside 1966 SV

Overall rating
89.32/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
15.12.1966
Bottled
08.1989
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Oak Wood
Casknumber
7253 - 55
Number of bottles
800
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 Mar 2009 4:08 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 401,00

4 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1966 SV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent silence, complex and complex, multifaceted, deep; the aroma is simply fantastic - blindly would have given at least 35-40 years; the taste / finish is not far behind - a lot of oak-varnish derivatives harmoniously inscribed in the overall picture, it is hard to believe that such density and saturation is achieved with a completely commercial 43% - bravo;
    • Nose
      Open, dry, soft, wood-fruit - processed wood of noble breeds, a box for cigars, all-wood furniture, furniture varnish, stain, orange and lemon peel, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango; new leather goods, dried fruits - raisins, dried apricots; slightly dry wood dust, pipe tobacco;
    • Taste
      Dense, saturated, lacquer-woody, bitter-sweet with a light wave of black pepper, oily notes, light metal sour, young shoots of pine, sweet creamy caramel colors, burnt sugar, burnt crackers, leavard, carpentry - solvent, resin;
    • Finish
      Calm, the continuation of taste - leavened wort, bitterness of dark beer, some coniferous-resinous notes, butteriness, varnish, oak, little camphor, eucalyptus and mint, raisins, dried apricots, weak shades of tropical fruits.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, but it's not all there. A good performer, but half the time, she calls in sick. 
    • Nose
      A bit closed initially but there is a hint of fruits at the tail end. Also a healthy dose of sweet corn bourbon, but we are told this is a single malt, so all barley here. 
    • Taste
      Not a fruit bomb because it shares the stage (unfortunately) with a bit of oak and bitterness, but there is clear apricots and persimmon and a hint of mango. 
    • Finish
      Not very memorable. A bit medicinal at the end.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no 632 that I bought for 163 Euro in November, 2004.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5.  My notes state a great old style dram with a fruity and malty profile amd lots of OBFs.  A style that is not produced anymore since decades.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Its nice enough but not one tat I would say demonstrates how good Lochside can be.
    • Nose
      Similarities to the 1963 Clan Denny Grain, quite subtle, peach, apricot, hint of vanilla, a little honey, burnt orange, salted caramel. 
    • Taste
      There is some depth here and nice flavours but its a little flat at the same time.

       With the flatness is a little bitterness but the profile is not strong enough to offset it. There is some toffee and a few wine notes I think, chocolate orange.
    • Finish
      Medium and drying

  6. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/tomoh-anniversary-drams/

    Today I reminded myself that Lochside also made grain, though this is a single malt however.

    N: A soft old-bottled one with a touch of sooty smoke which helps to place it, date wise. Fruit-wise the Cavalier gets it spot on: tomato plant - specifically the sticky/pollen-y stalks & stems of the plant, not those ambiguous 'tricksy' fruits themselves. Fruit sugars begin to emerge with a little garden shed [more from that sooty side], as i go in for my first sip of the day.
    T: Soft [again] & narrow arrival with a delicate woody creamy body. A tricky one to read first up given the complex subtleties, such are the hardships of a whisky enthusiast. More contemplative time needed.
    F: I find the finish fairly short with a polite/considerate tannic grape skin and bitter wood finish.  
    C: A style i like. Not initially overwhelming but strangely haunting/memorable.Scores a B

  7. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Light image Rice bread full of richness in the back bread American cherry apple pie snack candy 【Middle】: The body does not stand corner, but it is rounded but remains on the tongue Slightly woody wheat toasted bread [Finish]: Returning priority Slightly dry, lingering not long Long sweetness http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=11487

  8. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Lochside 1966 is always a delight. The nose of this relatively young expression of 1966 is gorgeous (90+). The palate lacks a little punch in my view though (82).
    • Nose
      Subtle tropical fruits of mango, pineapple and papaya. Also vanilla sweetness of cake mix and custard powder. Sweet barley. Polished oak. Complex.
    • Taste
      Orange marmalade. Lemon. Juicy oakiness. Caramelized nuts. Raisins, Pine at the background. Unfortunately a little thin.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Bitterness of pink grapefruit. Metalic notes. A little pepper. Spearmint. Gingery.

  9. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and JJ

    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      polish, bourbon fruits and raisins
    • Taste
      grains, nuts and later bourbon fruits
    • Finish
      tropical fruits like rum

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