Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond 13 Years Old 2005 The Single Cask (57.5%, Claxton’s, Cask #1962413, 286 Bottles, 2018)

Loch Lomond 13 Years Old 2005 The Single Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 57.5%
  • Age: 13 Years Old
  • Bottling: Claxton’s, The Single Cask, Cask #1962413, 286 bottles
  • Category: Highland single malt Scotch Whisky
  • Cost: £87.95 available from Master of Malt
  • Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery
  • Vintage: 2005
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What they say

This is a Claxton’s bottling of heavily peated single malt Scotch whisky from the Loch Lomond distillery. It was placed in a single hogshead cask back in February 2005 and left to mature for 13 years before being bottled at cask strength without any chill-filtration or additional colours. Just 286 bottles were produced.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Banana fritters and charcoal, with a pinch of white pepper.
  • Palate: Salted caramel, cut grass, lemon zest and rye toast.
  • Finish: Soft salinity, mixed with continued citrus freshness

What I say

Distilled at Loch Lomond from peated malted barley and matured for over 13 years in cask #1962413. This example was bottled by Claxton’s at 57.5% ABV, producing 286 bottles.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Yellow gold (8/20), medium- large tears and thick legs.
  • Nose: Soft apple fruit, pear, touch of lemon, white oak and white pepper, malted barley, estery ripe banana, plus some fried banana, fritters, vanilla custard and wafts of smoke.
  • Taste: Medium-full bodied, oily, more banana again ripe and fried, salted caramel, citrus zest, lemon and grapefruit, vanilla custard, slightly eggy/touch of sulphur and toasted cereals.
  • Finish: Long, zesty, salty, ginger spice and gentle smoke.

Overall

lovely, a really nice thick and greasy fried banana and smoke element in here as well as plenty of malty cereal and fruity spirit.

Score 87/100

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