Royal Lochnagar

Friends of the Classic Malts

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 118
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Brand: Royal Lochnagar, Diageo
Expression: Friends of the Classic Malts
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Hmmm. A delight straight off the bat. Steeped dried fruits, silky wafts of floral smoke, effortless oak integration and a lovely glazing of dark honey. Superb.
Palate: Sweet candied orange segments mix with a toasty, peppery smoke, some drying spice notes (cardamom and anise) with a mouth watering orange zest.
Finish: The oak tries to dominate, but is just about restrained by the spices.
Comment: The nose is the real selling point here, with bags of character. Well done indeed.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty with a earthy character. Hint of toffee. Opening on sweet notes. Pears poached in syrup. With water, an orangey note.
Palate: Sweet and round at first then drying on oak notes. Dusty spices. Getting astringent and prickly.
Finish: Dry, slightly burning. A nutty aftertaste.
Comment: This whisky is rather grumpy at start but on time, it reveals a richer profile. Classic malty character.
Visit the distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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