Insider knowledge: Royal Lochnagar Select Reserve whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Royal Lochnagar Select Reserve whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
I bought my first bottle of this when I visited the distillery in 2008. It took a moment to find what I was looking for - the smell of Christmas Day - sitting in front of a log fire after a very heavy lunch. It's cold outside and you're just taking a breather before the Christmas pudding and mince pies.Scrooge is on the telly.(The old black and white version) And the colour - imagine looking in through georgian windows into a house on Christmas Eve - dimly lit, just the glow of the fire. The world may be fine when viewed through wine, but the colour of this whisky creates the atmosphere, the smells and the taste of Christmas from a bygone age.The Select Reserve is all of this and more.
26th March 2010
This is the ultimate in scotches. Just the right amount of oakiness, followed by caramel and leather, with the right amount of alcohol and perfect finish. Absolutely superb. A+ and a 99.9 rating for me. It's just silly that I don't do 100's.
17th June 2013