Loch Lomond 12 Year Old (46%, OB, 2017)
- Category: Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery
- Bottling: Loch Lomond Group
- ABV: 46%
- Cost: £37.99
What they say:
THIS EXQUISITE 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT HAS A DEEP FRUITY CHARACTER OF PEACH AND PEAR
LAYERED WITH A VANILLA SWEETNESS AND THE CHARACTERISTIC HINTS OF PEAT AND SMOKE FOUND
IN LOCH LOMOND WHISKIES. AGED IN THREE TYPES OF CASK – BOURBON, REFILL AND RE-CHARGED –
THESE WHISKIES ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER DELIVERING A PERFECTLY BALANCED SINGLE MALT
UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF MICHAEL HENRY OUR MASTER DISTILLER.
Crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with background notes of golden cereal.
Orchard fruits and lemon meringue. The deep fruity character of pear lead into citrus lemon, vanilla meringue and light biscuit sweetness.
Medium length with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.
What I say:
Dram #2 from the #LochLomond Tweet Tasting hosted by @TheWhiskyWire on 31st May 2017. This Single malt whisky from Loch Lomond Distillery has been aged for 12 years in a mixture of casks to add a little complexity and balance to it.
Full amber gold (10/20)
Toffee, vanilla, apple, hint of flint or metal, washing up liquid citrus fresh & sweet, cereals
Demerara/Brown sugar & spice, Caramac, sweet citrus, grapefruit, lemon/lime apple pear and plum
Medium, zesty citrus peel, drying oak & sweet vanilla
A very accomplished 12 year old from Loch Lomond, perhaps the peat smoke was a little too subtle for me to detect it distinctly but there is certainly a weight and air of complexity about this malt that lends itself to savouring it slowly. A great mixture of sweet, fruit and spice.
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