Friday’s Pick: Lonach “Carsebridge” 1963
Lonach (distilled at Carsebridge), 1963 vintage, 43 year old, 43%, $115
A rare bottling indeed, from this now defunct grain distillery. Very tropical, with a macaroon and vanilla cream foundation. Complementary notes of marshmallow, crème brulee, honey and pineapple. Surprisingly vibrant for a 43 year old whisky and, while expressing sweeter notes, not at all cloying (the grain whisky aspects actually helps here). Soothing and distinctive. Great price, too!
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 85