Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond 18 Years Old 1996 Select Grain (46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon Barrels, #42929, 42970, 42980, 850 Bottles, 2015)

Review: Loch Lomond 18 Years Old 1996 – Select Grain

  • Category: Single grain scotch whisky
  • Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery
  • Bottling: Murray McDavid – Select Grain
  • ABV: 46%
  • Cost: £TBA
  • Score: 84/100

Murray McDavid - Select Grain - Loch Lomond 18yo 1996

What they say:

Select Grain

LOCH LOMOND 1996 Autumn 2015

We selected this single grain whisky when it was ten years old and put it into a fresh bourbon cask for a further eight years. This encouraged the spirit to nurture fragrances of vanilla custard, creamy malts and cereals and a gentle twist of fresh citrus and tropical fruits. On the tongue, the feast continues in a delicious resonance of crème brûlée, buttery biscuits and the nostalgia of rhubarb and custard sweets. The whimsical nature of maturation is showcased in this delightful grain spirit.

Aged 18 Years
SELECT GRAIN
  • Region Highland
  • Bottled October 2015
  • Wood Bourbon barrel
  • Finish Bourbon barrel
  • Cask# 42929, 42970, 42980
LIMITED RELEASE
REF15/147
70cl/46%Vol
#MurrayMcDavid

What I say:

Sampled as part of the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting. My first sampling of a single grain whisky from the Loch Lomond complex.

Colour:

 Light straw gold (4/20), large/loose tears and legs oily

Nose:

Vanilla custard, ascerbic citrus, lemon cleanser, lemon and lime tart, varnish or polish, creamy, icing sugar sweet

Taste:

Vanilla, creamy fruity chewy sweeties rhubarb and custards, white mice, all out of a paper bag

Finish:

Short-medium, custardy vanilla with honey, sweet and enjoyable

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