A Rare Malts expression of 1974 vintage Royal Lochnagar. Released in the Autumn of 2004 at cask strength, it's a big whisky that's definitely one for Lochnagar fans.
Colour: pale straw. Nose: very spirity and grassy. Hay, straw… Not too expressive, I’d say. You really need to ‘work’ this one. Hints of fresh natural water (minerals). Mouth: bold, sweet and spirity, with quite some pepper right from the start. Cooked apple, peach. It gets more and more peppery, and even prickly. Adding a few drops of water sort of kills it – too bad. Hints of burnt caramel developing after a moment. The finish is long and very powerful… A rather 'difficult' malt, I'd say, for adventurous aficionados only? 84 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||56.2%/ 70cl|