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Lochside 32 yo 1982/2014 (55.2%, Malts of Scotland, Angel's Choice, cask #MoS 14019, 39 halves) - 220514

 



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Lochside Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

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Lochside - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1992 - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1957
Address: Brechin Road, Montrose DD10 9AD - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Lawrence Graham - Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Lochside 32 yo 1966/1998 (62.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 92.6)
93 points - Last tasted: January 16, 2006 - Tasting notes: here
Lochside

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Oranges Tea Lemon Grass Smoke Oil Tropical fruits Beeswax Grapefruit Wax


MM Distillery profile:
Lochside (located North of Montrose in the eastern Highlands) was rebuilt in 1957 from Deuchars' Beer Brewery as a malt and grain whisky distillery by Macnab Distilleries. The Coffey still that produced the grain whisky was removed in 1973. During the time that the distillery was owned by MacNab the distillery even had its own bottling line Lochside was bought in 1972 by a subsidiary of .
... More on Malt Madness.


In our opinion: Like other coastal distilleries (Clynelish, Bowmore and others), Lochside’s malt can be sumptuously fruity, with notably big notes of tangerines and other citrus fruits. Great bottlings of malt distilled in 1966 and 1981 as well as 1965 but those are rarer (old G&M’s CC). – Oct 30, 2007
What the pros had to say: coming soon...

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Lochside 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-1995) - 200214
Adelphi
  • Lochside 46 yo 1965/2011 (52.3%, Adelphi, single blend, cask # 6778, 499 bottles) - 251011
  • Lochside 47 yo 1965/2012 (54.6%, Adelphi, single blend, cask #6779, 552 bottles) - 061212
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Lochside 1981/2004 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, casks #610/613) - 181004
  • Lochside 1981/2011 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #808) - 300511
Blackadder
  • Lochside 1981/2001 (59%, Blackadder, cask #614, 314 bottles) - 200214
  • Lochside 23 yo 1981/2005 (55.4%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, bourbon hoghsead, 238 bottles) - 120509
  • Lochside 28 yo 1981/2009 (56%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, Cask #617, 202 bottles) - 291009
Cadenhead
  • Lochside Grain 1966 (Cadenhead) - 060304
  • Lochside 21 yo 1981/2002 (60.7%, Cadenhead's, Authentic Collection, Sherry Hogshead, 306 bottles) - 120509
  • Lochside 22 yo 1981/2003 (59%, Cadenhead, sherry hogshead, 276 bottles) - 270111
  • Lochside 23 yo 1981/2004 (55.1%, Cadenhead, 204 bottles) - 110306
  • Lochside 23 yo 1981/2005 (56.7%, Cadenhead, Portwood matured, 246 bottles) - 110306
  • Lochside 24 yo 1981 (59.1%, Cadenhead) - 130806
  • Lochside 30 yo 1981/2011 (54.9%, Cadenhead, bourbon hoghsead, 246 bottles) - 191211
Coopers Choice
  • Lochside 44 yo 1967/2011 (41.5%, Coopers Choice, cask #807) - 210212
Douglas Laing
  • Lochside 42 yo 1963 (45.2%, DL, The Clan Denny, Grain whisky, cask #HH243, 2006) - 191206
  • Lochside 42 yo 1963 (44.1%, DL Clan Denny, grain, cask ref HH2239, 2006) - 020307
  • Lochside 42 yo 1963 (45.2%, Clan Denny, cask #HH2243, single grain. +/-2005) - 180512
  • Lochside 35 yo 1966/2002 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 216 bottles) - 290707
  • Lochside 21 yo 1979/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 306 bottles) - 130806
  • Lochside 22 yo 1979 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask) - 240604
  • Lochside 14 yo 1989/2004 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC) - 271204
  • Lochside 14 yo 1989/2004 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, ref #915, 331 bottles) - 200214
  • Lochside 14 yo 1990/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, ref #1646, 324 bottles) - 020409
  • Lochside 15 yo 1990/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, ref #1648, 275 bottles) - 020409
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Lochside 17 yo 1965 (40%, G&M CC old brown label) - 240304
  • Lochside 20 yo 1965 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, old brown label) - 150810
  • Lochside 1966 (40%, Spirit of Scotland for Taverna degli Artisti, +/-1990) - 071011
  • Lochside 1981/2005 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Rare Old) - 210212
  • Lochside 1981/2009 (56.1%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW, refill sherry hogshead, cask #803, 199 bottles) - 291009
  • Lochside 1991/2003 (43%, G&M CC, JC/FG) - no notes - 89
  • Lochside 1991/2004 (46%, G&M for LMW, cask #15189) - 181004
  • Lochside 1991/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, refill bourbon barrels) - 150810
  • Lochside 1991/2011 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, refill bourbon barrel) - 071011
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Lochside 35 yo 1966/2002 (51.3%, Premier Malt, cask #7541) - no notes - 93
  • Lochside 36 yo 1966/2002 (51.8%, JWWW Castles, cask #3912, Xmas) - no notes - 85
  • Lochside 37 yo 1966/2004 (47.7%, Jack Wieber’s Old Train Line, cask #7543) - 080906
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981 (50.7%, Jack Wiebers, Auld Distillers Collection, 85 bottles, +/-2011) - 300511
James MacArthur
  • Lochside 27 yo (60.5%, James MacArthur, grain, late 1980’s) - 020307
Lombard
  • Lochside 22 yo 1981 (50%, Lombard, Jewels of Scotland, bottled +/- 2003) - 221007
Malts of Scotland
  • Lochside 1967/2012 (41.7%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #MoS12016, 115 bottles) - 180512
  • Lochside 32 yo 1982/2014 (55.2%, Malts of Scotland, Angel's Choice, cask #MoS 14019, 39 halves) - 220514
Murray McDavid
  • Lochside 38 yo 1966/2005 (45.8%, Murray McDavid Celtic Heartlands, 152 bottles) - 160106
  • Lochside 19 yo 1981/2001 (46%, Murray McDavid, refill sherry MM9637) - 240604
The Nectar
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (51,8%, The Nectar of the Daily Dram, joint bottling with The Whisky Agency, refill hogshead) - 121110
  • Lochside 17 yo 1991/2008 ‘Eso Child’ (46%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 252 bottles) - 120509
Scott's Selection
  • Lochside 1964/2006 (47.7%, Scott's Selection, Single Blend) - 290707
Signatory
  • Lochside 22 yo 1966/1989 (43%, Signatory, casks #7253-7255, 800 bottles) - 281111
  • Lochside 25 yo 1966/1991 (62.7%, Signatory, cask #3909) - 080906
  • Lochside 40 yo 1966/2007 (54.4%, Signatory, cask #7536, 213 bottles) - 221007
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks - TWE
  • Lochside 46 yo 1964/2011 (42.1%, The Whisky Exchange, single blend, cask #8970, 139 bottles) - 281111
  • Lochside 1981/2010 (57.5%, The Whisky Exchange, oloroso) - 121110
SMWS
  • Lochside 32 yo 1966/1998 (62.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 92.6) - 160106
  • Lochside 32 yo 1966/1998 (61.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #92.7) - 221212
Whisky-Doris
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (58.8%, Whisky-Doris, fino sherry butt, cask #960) - 270111
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (54%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 183 bottles) - 150810
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (52.7%, The Whisky Agency, fino hogshead, 275 bottles) - 121110
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (51,8%, The Nectar of the Daily Dram, joint bottling with The Whisky Agency, refill hogshead) - 121110
  • Lochside 21 yo 1987/2008 (62.4%, The Perfect Dram, 199 bottles) - 020409
Various IB
  • Lochside 29 yo 1981/2010 (55.5%, Whiskybox.de, sherry butt, cask #962, 140 bottles) - 300511
  • Lochside 1981/2010 (50.5%, Thosop, refill sherry, 206 bottles) - 210212