Category: Scotch whisky

Whisky distilled, matured for a minimum of 3 years and bottled in Scotland

Lochside 52 Years Old 1963 The Sovereign (48.1%, Hunter Laing, Refill HH #11835, 83 Bottles, 2015)

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Lochside 52 Years Old 1963 The Sovereign whisky review: I have the feeling this was just caught on the right side of woodiness, a little camphor and new pine sap challenge the palate but are backed by such intense and dark brown sugar sweetness it is hard not to enjoy this one. An extra smile for relative rarity of such expressions and much love for old grains such as this!

Caperdonich 21 Years old 1994 Xtra Old Particular (57.7%, Douglas Laing, Cask #10769, 270 Bottles, 2015)

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Caperdonich 21 Years old 1994 Xtra Old Particular whisky review: Quite spiced but in a really great way, massive old/tropical fruits in this one. A little camphory towards the end perhaps indicative of not the best i.e. 2nd/3rd fill or later cask but this is still good stuff and adds character rather than detracts from this whisky. 88/100

Royal Lochnagar 2019 Distillery Exclusive (48%, OB, 5004 Bottles, 2019)

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Royal Lochnagar 2019 Distillery Exclusive whisky review: Rich and malty, gently spiced throughout – a pretty fair representation of Lochnagar’s output, if you’re a fan (like me) then you wont be disappointed with this one. Also this is likely the forerunner for their 175th anniversary celebration in 2020, another good reason to make the trip to Royal Lochnagar distillery this year!

Longmorn 10 Years Old Batch 3 (48.3%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1793 Bottles, 2019)

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Longmorn 10 Years Old Batch 3 Whisky Review: A little bit spice and a lovely hint of florality on the nose, on the palate this has much more spirit character than cask for me and again I’m drawn to the conclusion that this is a lovely spirit-driven expression thanks to refill cask maturation. Very little oak in here but lots of drinkable Longmorn spirit. 84/100