Lochside 1966 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Stated Age
22 years old
Oak Wood
7253 - 55
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 mar 2009 4:24 pm

Average value

€ 401.00

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53 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 1966 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points

  1. 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.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    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

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Orange, red fruits, tropical fruits, cookie dough, custard cream, candied citrus, peach, very fruity maybe a bit dry in the finish, very drinkable

  5. Zinni scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Amazingly "barren" and tame '66 lochside. Pleasing nasal flatterer.
    • Nose
      Orange liqueur, distinct oak, dark forest honey, stone fruit, relatively closed but quite complex.
    • Taste
      Dry, velvety, lime, again a lot of oak but luckily without tipping over into the bitter.
    • Finish
      For only 43% and> 30 years in the bottle surprisingly powerful start, nice warming, but overall then rather short, pleasant, warm wood remains on the palate.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Erik Elixir 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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