Lochside 1981 Whisky Agency & Three Rivers Tokyo
Added on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM
  Bottler: Whisky Agency
  Age: 29 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1981 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: $180 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled 2010       Ex-Fino Butt       420 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sweet and enticing nose, smells like a candy store and chocolate shop. Yum! Strawberries, white wine, oak, hay.

Palate is quite fruity and sweet, with chocolate and a little spice. That spice takes over in the long finish in a nice crescendo, with cashews, then oak lingering, finally growing just a tad too bitter in the very end. If it didn't do that, this would be super-stellar. But this is still great whisky and I really enjoy it. Our friends in Germany have been showcasing some cool Lochsides lately, this is another great pick.  B+/A-
Nose:  fruity and malty.
Palate:  malt, slightly burnt rubber with growing smoke, chocolate and light sherry notes continuing into the finish.
A nice sherried number with some complexity.  B/B+ 
N: Resinous and nasal cleansing (like herbal vaporub).
P: Wow, very organic, like clove and green tea.
F: Lots of tea, a little tobacco.  Unusual!
Every so often ya come across one of these.  Just as there are peat monsters and sherry monsters, I'd almost put this in a class called the organic monster.  [Note:  First ever use of the term organic monster in whisky world!]  
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