Lochside 1991 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Calculated age
15 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrels
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
27 feb 2016 8:32 am

Average value

€ 380.00

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Whisky reviews for Lochside 1991 GM

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.71 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Is more than ok, really tasty, has absolutely nothing special, could also be so much blind from the Highlands.
    • Nose
      Sweet cereals and grasses, lovely and not complex, but also no missing notes, vanilla, light toffee, candied lemon peel, light wood, a hint of white pepper, tick aniseed
    • Taste
      Subtle peppery start, white pepper, fresh ginger, light honey, cloves, anise, toffee, candied lemon peel and sweet grasses, subtle light malt, green apple in the background
    • Finish
      Light toast, not toasted, with a bit of lemon ginger spread, a touch of malt and green apple, very subtle, a little salty, short to medium

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  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21.5-21-21-21.5 .. not bad for 43%, old style

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 86

    First of all, it's beautiful!) Ok, Another chance to touch the beauty, they don't make whisky like this anymore, it's a pity...
    This is not a great, but quite tasty non-trivial whisky.

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very reserved nose, again the soapy note, which is obviously not uncommon with Lochside, the finish knows how to please best, even if it is a bit too short.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Grass, leather, a bit musty, fruit candy, a hint of soap, fine spiciness
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, slightly bitter, grassy, honey, soapy
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather short finish, soapy, bitterness, pepper, oak, exotic fruits, alcohol well integrated

  6. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    scbp-7231, like a bottle of old black square, but with some reservations about the characteristics of the wine, a very caramelized lochside, it is recommended to drink it as soon as possible.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Animal fur, fleshy, gin and tonic, lemon peel oil, old tailor, a little Fanta, maybe a little sulphur? Upon waking up we can clearly feel the flesh still there, but there seems to be some green apple peel and orange peel? The fruity taste is obscure. 84
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, soft, soft and waxy, it seems that the caramelization brought by long-term bottle aging gives this wine an excessive sweetness, bubbles, milk dew, and condensed milk, but it does not show old books, dust and other old smells. There are green apples, syrups, mangoes, a little peat in the tail, and a little bit of nutty. The wine is weak, medium and low-key in oil, smooth in the mouth, sweet, bubbly and slightly bitter on the finish. p88b86
    • Finish
      82 82
      Bitter, barley sugar, grapefruit skin white, slightly lacking in temperament, after all, there are some traces left. 82

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Lochside (Gordon Macphail 1991-2007) 43%. Chuffed to try this - the distillery was based in a quirky 18th century brewery building in Montrose before the site was tragically demolished in 2005. This whisky was distilled immediately prior to the distillery being mothballed, and bottled when it had been demolished. Consumed Dec 2020. Pale yellow. Aroma is oaky, papery, soft fruits, alcohol and white bread. A little too empty and bready. Taste is oaky, a little smoky, breathy spiritous and somewhat hot, quite spicy, touch of goat cheese, lightly bready, quite rough around the edges. Spicy and hot. Slightly vegetal. Unique character but I can see why it maybe never became a classic big-selling malt. Like a peppery bitter vodka. Not bad and totally drinkable but pretty rough. Again, it's great to try a whisky from this ex-distillery though. 3.0/72

  8. sagara-kun scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This Lochside has a slightly flat nose but catches up on the palate and on the finish.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very light nose, mainly focused on grains.
      We feel the reduction a little too much.
      Fresh cut grass, lemon, lemongrass, pepper, wood.

      It doesn't tell much.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth it is oily and salty.
      We start with the fruit, rather juicy. Lemon of course.
      Light wood, spices, cloves, pepper, vanilla, light caramel. Light licorice.
      Always the grassy side.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very saline finish, with caramel, lemon, a little redcurrant and a little camphor.

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Grass, green Apples, same salt. Bacon. Blueberries.
    • Taste
      88 88
      S; very oily. Citrus, pepper, gooseberries, menthol, raspberries, Grape juice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      F; medium long. Bitterness, some spices and slightly chemical.

  10. VWWW scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram, you get dried citrus fruits, some gentle smoke like heating hay, and a pretty long after taste.

  11. Carsten scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold Nose: restrained, grains, malt, vanilla, grasses, with a hint of citrus over time Body: medium / oily Mouth: Mild, vanilla, sweet notes, green tea, pepper, some citrus Finish: medium, chocolate and bitter oak notes and also citrus notes Conclusion: 80p, Old School Whisky, takes time to open up a bit

  12. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In the mouth he is a bit too "robust", but otherwise I like the profile great. Has something from Springbank.
    • Nose
      subtle peat flavors, lots of grains, a nice fruitiness and citrus.
    • Taste
      here he is more difficult. Very sprightly, alcoholic, "hard", bitter oak notes accompanied by a little peat smoke. Becomes a bit tamer over time.
    • Finish
      nice again on citrus peels, oak and a nice smokiness.

  13. cuhp did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The back label says: 

    "Sweet, toasted malt elements combine with a subtle smokiness"


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