Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Reviews
Appearance: Pale amber.
Nose: Not obvious to begin with. Planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. Linseed oil behind, even putty, and later a lychee-like acidity. With water the acidity comes through (acid drops), and the nose sweetens. Still a pleasant fresh woodiness, followed by warm sand. After a while, coffee with brown sugar.
Palate: Pleasant; an initial sweetness is quickly overtaken by acidity.
Finish: Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste.
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky AdvocateDiageo's smallest distillery and another that has worm tubs. The character here is grassy: think hay and straw rather than lawn clippings. There's just a hint of cereal behind, and a fresh, roasted spiciness. The palate has good central sweetness where you just get a hint of fruit. Light and fresh, and a good afternoon dram.
11 Customer Reviews
Extremely fresh with a warming note of open space. Mellow and clean allowing the taste buds to pop with every swig. I love this as evening dram.
smooth and fullflavour, with a hint of peaty wood, fantastic whiskey, my personl favourite
-great 12 yo. My personal favorite.
At the risk of sounding like an inexperienced plumb... I like it... it tastes nice and makes me sleep well!
Nose is a little subdued. Nice malty flavours, good juicy barley - quite big in a slightly heavy way. I'd like a bit more nuance and complexity.
Nice. Tastes of toffee and little yellow flowers.
Truly a classic Scotch whisky! I'm Tequila natured but this was indeed the best, the smoothest whisky flavor ever. Cheers to Scotties for their passion for fine liquors and to my step son who was in Scotland!
Not bad. Smooth. I like the white chocolate and sandlewood. However, lacks great depth
I would respectfully disagree with Henry and offer up for consideration the Cragganmore 12YO for under ?30. This is still a very appetizing, individual malt that speaks loudly and truly of Aberdeenshire barley country with some lovely spice and smoke notes, but it isn't quite in the class of the Cragganmore.