1981, Aged 19 Years

ABV 60.9%
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Brand: Lochside, Cadenhead's
Expression: 1981, Aged 19 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 19 years old
Year of bottling: 2000
ABV: 60.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Wine gums and salt: breezy and quite polished.
Palate: Hard as nails: another that shows Irish pot still characteristics - and how. The barley is hard enough to break your teeth on but brilliantly mouth-watering.
Finish: The oak is subdued by the barley concentrate, which continues to overwhelm the taste buds. Fantastic.
Comment: Is it too late to transport this dead distillery brick by brick to Ireland? The most Irish Scotch of all time! Astounding.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Beeswax. Honey. Lemongrass. Peat.
Palate: Starts rich. Lemon. Blackcurrant. Menthol. Becoming dry and astringent.
Finish: Cedary. Woody. Abrupt.
Comment: This was never a great distillery but it made some perfectly pleasant whiskies and its loss is to be regretted. This bottling is past its best but obviously has rarity value.
Visit the distillery
Lochside (Closed 1992) Distillery, Montrose, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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