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Review: Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve

January 17th, 2010

Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve, 43%, $210
So nice to (finally) see this whisky available here in the U.S. again. A more mature, more sherried expression of the standard Royal Lochnagar. Rich, silky, and sweet, with molasses, nutty toffee, old demerara pot still rum, caramelized fig, marmalade, and juicy oak. More subtle notes of honeyed ginger, coffee grounds and tobacco leaf add complexity. A soothing post-prandial dram.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 87

10 Responses to “Review: Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve”

  1. Sam S. says:

    Some of the smoothest scotch I’ve ever had.
    It’s been over a year and a half since I killed my only bottle off.
    Might have to try some again…

  2. B.J. Reed says:

    Somehow we should do a horizontal tasting of all the Lochnagar Select Reserves over the years – That would be fun.

    Not sure how this one stacks up but the the bottlings in the early 90s were terrific.

  3. lawschooldrunk says:

    haven’t seen this one yet…

  4. John Hansell says:

    LSD, I think it’s just finding its way here to the states.

  5. I had a 1991 Signatory bottle that I thought was excellent and was upset it wasn’t stateside, so very happy to see it sent this way.

  6. […] Hansell calls the Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve (now available in the US!) a “soothing, post-prandial […]

  7. Red_Arremer says:

    How old is this one?

  8. John Hansell says:

    No age statement, Red.

  9. Alex says:

    Surprised that there is NAS given the price and expectation in the US market. I know they recently also introduced a Distiller’s Edition – any chance that we’ll see the DE and the standard 12 yo coming to our shores?

  10. John Hansell says:

    Alex, we can only hope.

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