Lombard 'Jewels of Scotland' (distilled at Lochside), 1981 vintage, 50%

Price: $100.00 Issue: Spring 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Lochside closed in 1992 and its whisky will become increasingly difficult to find. Very fragrant and quite fruity, with lemon, raspberry, red currant, and plum on the nose. It starts out clean and fruity on the palate too, with a gentle maltiness, but this is quickly taken over by dominant toffee and caramel. A nice Lochside whisky, which could have been even better with a little less toffee on the finish.