1965 was a dream vintage for Lochside, this is a sublimely fruity whisky full of luscious, old school intensity, fruits, wax, oils and tiny touches of chocolate and spice. Often referred to as the Springbank of the north, tasting these old 1960s Lochsides you can really see why. A stunning whisky.
We wanted to end the session with a malt we’d like (always better), so, remembering the great old Lochsides we had in Zurich, I chose this old Connoisseur’s Choice. Its colour is dark amber (caramel). The nose is superb, with some ‘Atlantic freshness’ (don’t laugh!), some grassy notes, gooseberry, dried herbs, and quite some smoke. Very, very nice! Some toffee as well… yes, a great nose. Mouth: again, it’s brilliant, fresh and lively. Twenty years in its bottle sure didn’t harm it, and this Lochside makes us think even more that malt can actually improve in glass. A lot of fruit, freshness, and some notes of burnt tire. Quite peaty, in fact! Absolutely superb, along the same line as some other great Lochsides from the 60’s (Premier Malt etc.) A great, great malt: OH 93, SV 92.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottler||Gordon & MacPhail|
|ABV/ Volume||40.0%/ 75cl|