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Lombard Jewels of Scotland Lochside 1981 Cask #612 Tasting notes and reviews

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Lombard Jewels of Scotland Lochside 1981 Cask #612

Brand
Lombard Jewels of Scotland
Expression
Lochside 1981 Cask #612
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Lombard Scotch Whisky
Region
Highland
Website
www.lombardscotchwhisky.co.uk/lochside-1981-24-years.html
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
A little closed but showing some gristy barley, apple, lime, fragrant vanilla oak and subtly herbaceous. Water brings out a touch of luscious orange.
Palate
Deeper than the nose suggests with more malt, but less citrus. Hints of oak and barley appear but it needs water. Diluted, the citrus notes make an appearance.
Finish
Neat, it is masked by the alcohol. Water lengthens and brings out some barley and subtle spice.
Comment
Neat, it's tight. With water it's straightforward, but pleasant.

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
A fantastic nose of rich tropical fruits (guava, mango, pineapple and banana) there is also a slight fino element to the nose which gives it a grape-like element too.
Palate
Wonderful notes from the oak give hints of spice, clove and vanilla with the tropical fruit notes, particularly the mango, coming through later on.
Finish
There is a bitterness from the oak, suggesting it could have been bottled just a touch younger.
Comment
Almost brilliant, save for the astringent oak notes in the finish.
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