'…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…'
- Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017
Double Gold Winner at the World Spirits Competition, Gold Winner at the Berlin International Spirits Competition and winner in the International Spirits Challenge, this sublime bottle would make a fine addition to any whisky fan’s collection.
Aged in three types of cask - bourbon, refill and re-charred – for 12 years, this Loch Lomond expression has the perfect balance of a deep and fruity character with crisp green apple, pear and refreshing citrus notes at the nose. The palate has lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.
The secret to the delicious tastes of Loch Lomond Whiskies are explained by Master Blender Michael Henry who says that “We understand the distilling process so intrinsically we can vary this to achieve the exact flavour we want before the whisky enters the cask. As we are in control of the process at every stage we have a real opportunity to shape the whisky.”
Did you know that the first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates all the way back to 1814? Loch Lomond Whiskies are now distilled just south of the original site by Loch Lomond. At one point this distillery was the only one in Scotland producing both Malt and Grain whisky.
To keep the Loch Lomond spirit so special, Loch Lomond is one of only four distilleries in Scotland that has their own cooperage on site. This ensures that each and every cask is perfect. Loch Lomond Distillery carry a long tradition of raising the next generation of coopers by training their apprentice coopers on site.
Whiskeria caught up with Michael Henry. When asked if he has a favourite whisky of all the ones he makes he says "I like the Inchmurrin 12 and the Loch Lomond 12 year old. I kind of flip between the two". - If it's a favourite of the Master Blender, you're onto a winner. Click the link below to order yours today.