Royal Lochnagar 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double matured in Muscat Wine Wood
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 Mar 2009 11:52 am

Average value

€ 76.32

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59 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Lochnagar 1996

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.44 points

  1. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  2. herby.usa scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Soapy start, orange peel, strawberries, green apple, young bananas, vanilla, light, fresh wood aromas, mint freshness, sandalwood.
    Taste: slightly watery on the tongue, but with a soft mouthfeel, honey, malt, mint.
    Finish: medium-long, sweet, slightly spicy.
    Conclusion: light and fresh. Unfortunately not as strong in taste as in the nose.

  3. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 35 Euro in July, 2011.

    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 82,5.  My notes state an unbalanced and slightly harsh profile.

  5. domani scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Had not many whiskys that differ so much in the aroma of the nose. He seems somewhat inharmonious and strange but has quite surprising moments and a certain range of flavors - 19.05.2017
    • Nose
      Cereals, rye, pumpernickel, nutmeg, spicy, orange compote, pomelo
    • Taste
      Surprisingly mild, the spiciness can not be found here, fruit sweetness, malt sweetness, floral, citrus flavors, muffin, marble cake, honey candy, chamomile
    • Finish

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a community tasting near Bonn.  I bought the bottle for 35 Euro in July, 2011.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 it 82,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  7. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very full and rich, but not at all round Dram. Interesting and really delicious in a special way.
    • Nose
      Highly interesting. Nutmeg and Sandelholzoel, spicy and fine. Behind it dark, sweet fruit in honey, chocolate with raisins, cinnamon and cloves. A sweet-spicy, dark mixture.
      Now and then in the background a slightly "sprittige" note, as from a Lagerkorn.
    • Taste
      Peppery. Behind it, spicy. More nutmeg and cinnamon, chocolate and sweet raisin. Behind it syrup, plums and caramel. Eichenwuerze paired with honey. The "sprittigkeit" of the nose is repeated in background associations.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, dark fruit, raisin, caramel, oak.

  8. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The newest addition to Diageo`s `Distiller`s Edition` series is Royal

    Lochnagar - and the packaging`s had a facelift too. This has been

    Double Matured in `Fine Old Muscat-Wood`, so expect more sweetness than

    the standard-issue 12yo."

  9. harry scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    A gentle dram with a weak nosing, nevertheless its good for longer "mouthsquirls".
    • Nose
      sweet-fruity, muscat wine, sandlewood(?), weak aroms - all aroms seem to stay in the background
    • Taste
      smooth, short wooden note, then sweet and malty, creamy sandlewood, elegant and subtle, weak fruits, oily on the tongue
    • Finish
      more wood, more malt, quite long


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