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Lochside 46yo 1965/2011

(52.3%, Adelphi, Limited, Blended Scotch Whisky, 499 Bts.)
Average Score: 92
Bottle Profile
TypeBlended Whiskies
Brand NameLochside
Year Distilled1965
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume52.3%
Other DetailsLimited, Blended Scotch Whisky
Average Score92

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis91
Ho-cheng Yao94
Krishna Nukala93
Thomas Lipka87
Rich Howard93
David Wankel92
Oliver Klimek91
Ralf Mitchell92

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood91

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonNice raisin-domination, a little bit surupy, some slightly edgier notes under the dried fruits. Lots of wood in here. Perfect baked oranges, mixed in with a lively raspy woody sherry-domination. Oh my, this is good.
Krishna NukalaTypical deeply sherried whisky,cloves and oriental spices,concoction of dried fruits,like dates, prunes, after some time you get Christmas cake and some organics.Excellent sweet and syrupy dried nuts fruit cocktail. Brillient organics on the finish that is everlasting! (MMA 2011 blind tasting)
Rich Howardthe nose holds deep and rich red fruits, mint leaves, plenty of grape seed tannins, deep notes of shoe leather, shoe polish, semi-sweet chocolate, damp cedar, candle wax, fresh Cuban tobacco and spiced pipe tobacco. the palate hits with gloriously sweet red fruit punch, tons of leather and tobacco, plenty of cloves, menthol, and a dash of those grape seed tannins. with water, the spicy red fruits diminish just a touch on the nose, giving vanilla, leather and tobacco more room to move, hints of lemon creme now. i could nose this one all day! the palate is just a nice as before, spicy and fruity, with plenty of leather and cigars still in the cedar box. summary: simply gorgeous. a flawless example of a heavily sherried whisky. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]