Lochside 1981 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Lot #RO/15/10 matured in a Refill Remade Sherry Hogshead bottled 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Rare Old series. 173 bottles.
Nose: Gorse flower aromas with pressed apple and Demerara sugar. Dark chocolate and ground coffee undertones are complemented by subtle fresh herbal notes.
Taste: Ground white pepper initially followed by fragrant passion fruit flavours. Hints of raspberry and black currant mingle with chocolate on the palate offering a smooth fruity edge.
Lochside Single Grain Whisky
Lochside Distillery was established in brewery buildings close to the Montrose Basin in Scotland’s Highland whisky region in 1957. Lochside Distillery was originally equipped with four pot stills and a Coffey still and produced both malt and grain whisky intermittently until 1970. Whisky production ceased at Lochside in 1992, the works were dismantled in 1996 and by 2005 the building had been demolished. Lochside Distillery is one of Scotland’s lost whisky distilleries and the site is now occupied by blocks of modern flats. Most of Lochside’s whisky went into blend of scotch which was bottled on site and during the 1970s a large volume was shipped to Spain and since very little was released as single malt it is mainly to be found amongs independent bottlings such as Hunter Laing’s Sovereign and G&M’s Rare Old.