Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl
A limited release of precious few individually numbered bottles, drawn from selected casks held in reserve, to commemorate the day Queen Victoria first visited the Lochnagar distillery in September 1848 and issued a Royal Warrant to what is today, the Royal Lochnagar distillery. To celebrate this noble moment, Royal Lochnagar selected reserve was developed in 1988. The refined flavour of this revered highland single malt scotch whisky will likely attract connoisseurs today, as then.
Serving Suggestion: Selected Reserve works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Deep and complex. Bosky and mossy, but with hedgerow flora and fruits (brambles, damson jam); sawn wood and minty-fresh pine resin; turned earth; behind this some deep toffee notes (treacle toffee?) and beyond that artist's turpentine, which keeps it fresh and balances the wood. Changes and develops continually. With water, varnish advances (artist’s studio). Some coffee grounds, toffee, warm polythene, baked apple tart (with a scorched crust). Overall, sweet and deep. With slightly more water a hint of soft rubber and a waft of dry sherry.
Smooth mouthfeel. Fresh wood notes. A hint of sweetness, drying quickly.
Sharp, well balanced.