Lochside 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Macnab Distilleries Ltd. (Mcnb)
Bottling serie
Lochside Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
10 Aug 2009 4:11 am

Average value

€ 452.87

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38 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lochside 10-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.71 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wax (candles, beeswax), polished oak, barley, vanilla, peach, strawberry, banana, eucalyptus
    • Taste
      Oily, gentle, later on the palate becoming slightly bitter. Fruity (banana skin, papaya), waxy, vanilla, eucalyptus, mint, pepper.
    • Finish
      White spices, grass, barley, less fruity than on the palate.

  2. yggr scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not every whisky from a closed distillery has to be a pearl. This one is an example of this. I would only want to invest a low double-digit amount for what is offered. The name Lochside is still not a real seal of approval for me.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Light-fruity and sweet at the beginning, then changing to a slightly sour taste. There are still vanilla and very light toasted aromas.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Very soft on the palate, slightly light fruits, some tea and bitterness.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium-length finish with salivary-stimulating bitterness that becomes increasingly unpleasant.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  I had another dram during a FoSM club tasting.  I bought this bottle for 143 Euro (279 Deutschmark) in April, 2000.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 87,5.  I simply noted "as I knew it before"  (see note below).  As there are several batches of this 10 year old Lochside with significant quality swings most probably both bottles were from the same batch (what is likely as both were bought at the same dealer in Germany).

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2003]  I had this dram during an "Old 10 Years" tasting at Bonn-Mehlem.  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 dram 87,5.  My notes state a pale gold colour and a light texture.  A very strong old bottle flavour (OBF = adhesive glue and aceton aromas) releases over time a nice fruity profile (pears, apples, banana) with vanilla and additional floral aromas.  There is a light sour note too.  The mouthfeel is soft and gentle.  The taste is all about vanilla, hones and rockmelon.  The finish is rather short and sticks to the tongue only (nothing in the throat).

  6. Carsten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: light yellow Nose: sweet and fruity, fruit salad, apple, pear, later cereal notes Body: oily Mouth: mild, sweet cereal notes Finish: medium, mild, fruity, caramel, later dry wood notes Conclusion: 85P, very nice fruity Bourbon Cask Whisky

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very robust Highland Malt. Not wrong.
    • Nose
      Sweet, light and fruity at first, getting a little bit waxy over time and an idiosyncratic light anise note in the background.
    • Taste
      Light, fruity, cereals, a little bitterness.
    • Finish
      Slightly sweeter, more malty, a slight oak bitterness at the end.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Willie JJ scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad whisky, but lacking in weight and intensity.
    • Nose
      Citrus, soy sauce, grapefruit, then fabric softener, furniture polish, lychees and emulsion paint.
    • Taste
      Citrus attack. Short, fatty, citrus/floral interplay. A little lacking in body.
    • Finish
      Short and rather uninspiring. Slightly dusty and peppery.


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