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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Distillery

Region: Highland/ Lomond Estate, Alexandria, G83 0TL

Founded: 1965

Status: Active

Owner: Loch Lomond Group

Mash tun: Full lauter

Washbacks: 11x 50,000 litres

Stills: 2 pot stills, 6 Lomond stills, 1 Coffey still

Capacity: 5 million litres per annum

History

Loch Lomond marks the boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland. This area – so close to the major bottling town of Dumbarton – has been at the heart of the whisky industry for centuries. Sadly though, at least nine distilleries around the Loch have been lost over the years, leaving Loch Lomond Distillers to maintain a proud local tradition into the 21st century.

The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the North end of Loch Lomond’s Tarbet (known as Tarbat). Sadly in these days, relatively few paper records were kept and the closing date of this distillery remains unclear.

The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow. Production began in Loch Lomond the following year in 1965. In 1984 the distillery closed – or fell silent, to use the traditional term. Happily though, Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Grain whisky production began in 1993 and two new malt stills were added in 1999. At the time the Grain distillery opened in 1994, it was the only distillery in Scotland producing both Grain and Malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills. In 2014 the distillery was sold to Exponent Private Equity.

Loch Lomond Whisky Reviews:

  • inchmoan-12-year-old-whisky Inchmoan 12 Year Old ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Whisky Review: Inchmoan 12 Year old Category: Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Loch Lomond Group ABV: 46% Cost: £44.79 buy from Master of Malt What they say: Inchmoan 12 Year old INCHMOAN 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT IS BORN FROM A COMBINATION OF MALT WHISKIES FROM OUR TRADITIONAL SWAN NECK POT […]
  • inchmurrin_12years Inchmurrin 12 Years Old ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Review: Inchmurrin 12 Years Old Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 46% Cost: £36.00 for 70cl What they say: Inchmurrin Whisky is distilled in the unique stills that give the whisky light, floral and grassy notes. The whisky is aged in three types of cask bourbon, refill and […]
  • Inchmurrin 14 Years Old 2000 112.9 Cooper’s apron; perfumed mink ~ 58.3% (SMWS) - Inchmurrin 14 Years Old 2000 – 112.9 Cooper’s apron; perfumed mink Highland single malt scotch whisky 58.3% ABV, £53 for 70cl from Scotch Malt Whisky Society Score: 90/100 What they say: Cask No. 112.9 The nose had a bit of bourbon about it – charred oak, vanilla, toffee, biscuits, melted butter and toasted almonds. With […]
  • Inchmurrin 15 Years Old 1996 – Cask 28 ~ 43% (Signatory) - Inchmurrin 15 Years Old 1996 – Cask 28 Single malt scotch whisky 43% ABV, £36 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Inchmurrin is the name of one of the various styles of whisky distilled at Loch Lomond. This particular expression was distilled on the 18th November 1996 and was aged in refill butt 21 […]
  • inchmurrin-18-year-old-old-bottling-whisky Inchmurrin 18 Years Old bottled 2013 ~ 46% (Loch Lomond) - Review: Inchmurrin 18 Years Old (bottled 2013) Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Loch Lomond Group ABV: 46% Cost: £62.50 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: Very exciting indeed, this is a very modern and smart-looking release of 18 year old Inchmurrin from the Loch Lomond distillery. […]
  • inchmurrin_18years Inchmurrin 18 Years Old ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Review: Inchmurrin 18 Years Old Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 46% Cost: £77.00 for 70cl What they say: Inchmurrin Whisky is distilled in the unique stills that give the whisky its light floral and grassy notes. As whisky has been aged in wood for 18 years it […]
  • inchmurrin-42-year-old-1974-wc-ac-2 Inchmurrin 42 Years Old 1974 Authentic Collection ~ 44.3% (Cadenheads) - Whisky Review: Inchmurrin 42 Years Old 1974 Authentic Collection Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Cadenheads; Authentic Collection ABV: 44.3% Cost: £200 What they say: Distilled at Loch Lomond (Inchmurrin) Distillery in 1974 and matured for 42 years in a bourbon barrel before bottling in September 2016, producing 25 bottles […]
  • inchmurrin_wood Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Review: Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 46% Cost: £55.00 for 70cl What They say: Our Master Distiller Bill White selects individual casks matured exclusively in traditional American oak whisky barrels before marrying them together for a further maturation in casks that have previously […]
  • Inchmurrin-new-make-spirit Inchmurrin New Make ~ 85.9% (Loch Lomond Group) - Review: Inchmurrin New Make Spirit Category: New Make Spirit Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Tweet Tasting Sample – Loch Lomond Group ABV: 85.9% – reviewed at ~ 43% Score: N/A What they say: Inchmurrin New Make Spirit 85.9% ABV. Inchmurrin Whisky is distilled in the unique stills that give the whisky light, floral and grassy […]
  • loch-lomond-12-year-old-whisky Loch Lomond 12 Year Old ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Whisky Review: Loch Lomond 12 Year old Category: Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Loch Lomond Group ABV: 46% Cost: £37.99 buy from Master of Malt What they say: Loch Lomond 12 Year Old THIS EXQUISITE 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT HAS A DEEP FRUITY CHARACTER OF PEACH AND PEAR LAYERED […]
  • Murray McDavid - Select Grain - Loch Lomond 18yo 1996 Loch Lomond 18 Years Old 1996 – Select Grain ~ 46% (Murray McDavid) - 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 What they say: Select Grain LOCH LOMOND 1996 Autumn 2015 We selected this single grain whisky when it was ten years old and put […]
  • Loch Lomond Single Grain Whisky Loch Lomond Single Grain ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group) - Review: Loch Lomond Single Grain Category: Single grain scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Loch Lomond Group ABV: 46% Cost: £31.32 from Master of Malt What they say: Loch Lomond Single Grain Whisky is carefully distilled using only the finest malted barley. Distilled in our Coffey still, this single grain is smooth and sweet […]
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