8th Nov, 2023 10:30

Whisky | Enticing Elixirs & Dazzling Drams

  Lot 50


Distilled: 09/1991

Bottled: 07/2007

43% ABV / 70cl

Sadly demolished in 2005, the building that was home to Lochside distillery stood out from the local architecture by virtue of being modelled on a traditional German brauhaus. Which makes sense when you consider it began life, in 1786, as a brewery. This remained the case until 1957 when it was bought by Joseph Hobbs (the owner of Ben Nevis), who used the site to produce malt and grain whiskies for his Sandy Macnab blend.
In 1973 Lochside was bought by a Spanish company, Destilerias y Crianzas, who decommissioned the Coffey Stills, instead choosing to focus on malt whisky production for their own DYC blend. However, in 1992 the company were bought by Allied Distillers who deemed Lochside surplus to requirements and pulled the plug. For those wishing to experience Lochside as a single malt, the choice is between the increasingly scarce ten year old official bottling and a smattering of independent releases.


A condition report is offered as an indication of any issues visible to the naked eye. As none of our staff is a professional conservator or restorer, buyers must satisfy themselves in respect of condition. The condition report does not form part of any contract between McTear's and the buyer, and all lots are offered "as is" in accordance with our Terms of Business available on our website.


Sold for £160
Estimated at £120 - £180

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