Thanks to Alex (lexkraai), who send me a sample of Loch Dhu (enough for two drums and a little to use in the kitchen), I was able to taste Loch Dhu on my own now and here comes my review :
I had one drum already this evening (now on my second) and I would define it as a mixture of vinegar, Bowmore Voyage (I'll explain later why) and medicine.
Vinegar - Well it has definitly a vinegar taste. Something I have never tasted before. The whisky is not really harsh, it's even a little bit soft, but it still tastes like vinegar.
Bowmore Voyage - The taste lasts forever and will stay almost unbearable long on your tongue. (Like Bowmore Voyage, but that one is great!)
Medicine - Well if I remember correctly I got pectorals when I was a kid that tasted almost the same, well with less alcohol.
BTW : It's not black. It's deep red like a Bordeaux. And the smell is even more disgusting like the taste. In Sweden we have "Surströmming". It's fish that has been fermented in a can. If you open the can you actually need a gasmask, but the taste is much better. That's the same with Loch Dhu, despite that the taste isn't really good...
I would give it, taking into account that it's somewhat smooth and sweet (in comparision to peat monsters) and that it is an obscurity plus the possible usage in the kitchen, a solid 30 of 100 points. I really think that it could be worse. But not much.
PS : This review applies only if Alex indeed send me real Loch Dhu, not vinegar or something else...
[This message has been edited by Jenny (edited 29 October 2002).]