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Lochside 46yo 1964/2011

(42.1%, The Whisky Exchange, C#8970, 139 Bts., 70cl)
Average Score: 92
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryLochside
BottlerThe Whisky Exchange
Brand NameLochside
Year Distilled1964
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume42.1%
Cask Number#8970
Bottles139
Size70cl
Issued2011
Average Score92


Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood92


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Light oak - Nose: Lots of butterscotch, in fact this is extremely aromatic and light with floral butterscotch, creamy vanilla and hints of apricot. Wonderful, I could just sit and nose this all day. - Palate: Apricot, peach and light butterscotch are accompanied by lots of floral creaminess followed by suggestions of juniper. - Finish: Very long, very floral, very 'butterscotch'. - Overall Impression: I am sampling this whisky alongside a second tasting of the Adelphi 46y sherried version (as above tasting note) and these two whiskies couldn't be more different. The Adelphi has massive sherry influence but still with an aromatic and floral influence, whereas this TWE version is not sherried and if anything exhibits the traits of a Great old single grain whisky. Did I say Great? Yes it is. In fact it is just slightly better than the Adelphi bottling and that was pretty phenomenal!