Lochside 1981 The Whisky Exchange
Added on Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 09:07 PM
  Bottler: The Whisky Exchange
  Age: 29 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1981 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.50 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Bottled 2010     Oloroso Sherry Reserve     Around $180 on release

(Members: This was "Vazilek" in the Highlander meeting) 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Great nose with oak and light sherry.


Palate:  Sweet with tropical fruit.  Water brings out the richness.


Finish: Light sherry.




N: Maraschino cherries, fresh cut fruits

P: Floral, bright candy fruits (apple and watermelon jolly ranchers)

F: Candied that faded too quickly


I noticed this got better as I went back to it from time to time after it had been sitting out.  B/B+

N: Cooked vegetables, rhubarb. Green leafy plants.
P: Interesting, a pretty light sherry influence but quite spicey. Apricots!
F: Slighly chalky in mouth feel, but in a good way. Very nice. 

n: Autumn in a greenhouse. Apple rinds.


p:  Old rubber ban, spearmint, orange bitters, funk on the finish




n: buttered oak, plums, rhubarb. Malt and un-ripe mango.


t: very heathery/floral with an herbal tinge and green apple sauce. Middle has an unusal watermelon pink candy taste with fresh chamomile tea. Finish is floral and sweet (apricots) with a very light sherry cask influence.


A memorable and tasty scotch with a nice summer harvest aspect to it. The malt grows as you sip this.  [B+/B]

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