Whisky Review: Loch Lomond 19 Years Old Batch 3
- Category: Single grain Scotch whisky
- Origin: Loch Lomond distillery
- Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- ABV: 49.7%
- Cost: £54.95
What they say
Loch Lomond is an adaptable distillery in the Highlands, producing a wide variety of whisky styles, from blends to blended malts, from single malts to single grains. Their selection of stills allows this – they have copper pots stills, a Coffey still and column stills in the same building! Well, at least that what some people say. Other people have opened their eyes to the real world and discovered the truth about how they can produce such a varied selection of whiskies – the distillers at Loch Lomond are wizards. The lot of them! Wizards, we tells ya! We even took this very real picture of one of the very real wizards/distillers and put it on the label of our Loch Lomond!
- Style: Single Grain Whisky
- Latest Batch: 3
- Released February 2017
- Latest Batch Age: 19 Years Old
- Latest Batch Size: 267
- Latest Batch BV: 49.7%
- RRP: £54.95
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Big waves of vanilla ice cream and coffee liqueur. A hint of chocolate, too.
- Palate: Honey’d cereals, red apples, hazelnuts and salted butter. Chocolate sponge cake and hot custard.
- Finish: Dried fruits, dusted with nutmeg and brown sugar.
What I say
A single grain scotch from Loch Lomond’s incredibly diverse distillery bottled by TBWC.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Antique gold (8/20), oily, slow, medium droplets leave medium, loose legs
- Nose: Sweet vanilla, icing sugar, wood polish or varnish, beeswax candles, woody oak, caramel, toffee, green apple, floury barley malt, with water more toffee and caramel.
- Taste: Sweet, spun sugar, sugared almonds, caramel, toffee, spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemongrass, wood polish/varnish, solventy; acetone, a hint of salt.
- Finish: Medium, spiced lemon or yellow grapefruit zest and pith, aniseed balls.
Very sweet and toffee’d with occasional solventy hints, even at 19 years old this carries a little grain whisky harshness around the edges.
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