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Lochside

The Lochside distillery was founded in 1957 by Joseph Hobbs on what was once the site of the 1781-built James Deuchar Brewery. Established as a distillery of both malt and grain as well as a blending and bottling facility, Lochside had four pot stills and a Coffey still for grain distillation. Joseph ran the distillery under MacNab Distilleries Ltd until November of 1973, at which point it was acquired by Destilerias y Crianza del Whisky SA of Madrid, a subsidiary of Pedro Domecq Sherry.

Under the Spanish ownership, Lochside became a component of the Macnab’s blend. In 1992, Pedro Domecq was acquired by Allied Distillers and Lochside was closed shortly after. The warehousing facilities remained for some time, though they were, in turn, closed five years later. Lochside drew its waters from a borehole aquifer beneath the distillery. The spirit was distilled in two pairs of stills and then matured in ex-bourbon casks.

Permission was granted to demolish the distillery in 2004, though shortly after a fire broke out and destroyed the buildings. What was left has been demolished and a DIY centre now stands in its place. Naturally, official releases are hard to come by; the closest thing being a bottling named Macnab, not to be confused with the blend that Lochside was component of, though both have the same name. There have, however, been independent releases.

Lochside 1981 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/15/07) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

Though the Lochside distillery is gone (it was closed in 1992 and finally demolished in 2005), you can still get a taste of their whiskies from independent bottlings - just like this one right here!…  More info

Lochside 1981 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/15/07) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
$509.46

Lochside 52 Year Old 1963 (cask 11835) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.10%

Aged in a single refill hogshead (with no artificial colour added, of course) this grain whisky has taken on a gorgeous hue during it's maturation. Aged for over half a century, it was distilled at…  More info

Lochside 52 Year Old 1963 (cask 11835) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
$786.55

Lochside 47 Year Old 1965 Single Blend (Adelphi)

70cl, 54.60%

Founded in 1957, the now closed Lochside distillery produced both grain and malt whisky under the ownership of Joseph Hobbs, much like Ben Nevis. This bottling from Adelphi was matured in a single…  More info

Lochside 47 Year Old 1965 Single Blend (Adelphi)
$303.20

Lochside 44 Year Old 1967 (cask 807) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 41.50%

A 44 year old Lochside from this now closed distillery. With most of the output going into blends such as Sandy Macnab's, single malts from Lochside are extremely rare, with the distillery having…  More info

Lochside 44 Year Old 1967 (cask 807) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$424.48

Lochside 1965 47 Year Old (Adelphi)

70cl, 54.60%

The Highland distillery of Lochside was founded in 1898 but sadly closed in 1992, then was demolished in 2005. This bottling from Adelphi was distilled in 1965 and is an impressive forty-seven years…  More info

Lochside 1965 47 Year Old (Adelphi)
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$351.61

Lochside 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Distilled at the Lochside distillery in Montrose in 1991 and aged for 13 years in refill bourbon barrels before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Lochside 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
$59.96

Lochside 46 Year Old 1965 Single Blend (Adelphi)

70cl, 52.30%

This was distilled at the Lochside distillery in 1965. It was then filled into cask 6778 where it rested for the next 46 years before bottling by Adelphi in 2011. It was bottled at natural cask…  More info

Lochside 46 Year Old 1965 Single Blend (Adelphi)

Lochside 19 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A nineteen year old whisky from the (now closed) Lochside distillery. Hailed as many as the smartest investment in whisky - closed distilleries are fast becoming extremely collectable.  More info

Lochside 19 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Lochside 1981 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A Gordon and MacPhail bottling from the now silent Lochside distillery, distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2005.  More info

Lochside 1981 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$160.34

Lochside 1990 14 Year Old - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A Douglas Laing bottling of the now closed Lochside distillery. Jim Murray scored this rare single cask release 94 points!  More info

Lochside 1990 14 Year Old - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

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