Lochnagar 12 Years

This single malt has been included in Diageo's new Classic Malts selection since 2005. The distillery is located nect to Balmoral Castle, the Royals' abode in Scotland. It was granted the royal warrant by Queen Victoria, who quite enjoyed Lochnagar's whisky.

This single malt has been included in Diageo's new Classic Malts selection since 2005. The distillery is located nect to Balmoral Castle, the Royals' abode in Scotland. It was granted the royal warrant by Queen Victoria, who quite enjoyed Lochnagar's whisky.

Details about this bottle Edit
1617
Royal Lochnagar
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Nuts:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Floral:
Honey:
Apple:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Heather:
Orange:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Spices:
Sherry:
Apple:
Caramel:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Clove:
Floral:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Finish
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Spices:
Sweet:
Barley:
Fruit:
Grass:
Herbs:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Honey:
Orange:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Herb:

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Sherry, strong fruit, caramel, alcohol, maltiness, sweet
Taste:
Oak, bitter, dryer
Finish:
Long
Nosing:
Not obvious to begin with. Planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. Linseed oil behind, even putty, and later a lychee-like acidity. With water the acidity comes through (acid drops), and the nose sweetens. Still a pleasant fresh woodiness, followed by warm sand. After a while, coffee with brown sugar.
Taste:
Pleasant; an initial sweetness is quickly overtaken by acidity.
Finish:
Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste.
Comment:
28. May 2018
So what have we got here? The smallest distillery of Diageo's portfolio, a royal warrant dating back to 1848, and one of the key contributors to JW Blue Label. The nose starts off with cloudy apple juice, fruit salad and maltiness before hints of caramel and sawdust creep in. More apples follow on the palate (apple puree and pie), and there is a delicate touch of oak, ginger and cloves. Easy, short but without any off-notes, the finish does not leave much of an impression. With that being said, I would still prefer Royal Lochnagar 12 over JW Blue Label at any time.
RATING: 3.2/5.0 ≙ 81 pts
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10. Jun 2017
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