Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Whisky 46% ABV

Loch Lomond Peated Grain Whisky
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Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky is made exclusively from heavily peated malted barley in the malt room at the Loch Lomond Distillery. It is then matured in a combination of first and refill bourbon casks which delivers a soft fruity character with creamy vanilla and wisps of smoke.

Loch Lomond Whisky

Appearance

Peated single grain A – Damp straw in colour this time, the swirl line beads up immediately, and and all over film on my copita. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Nose

yes the peat is immediately recognisable, and it’s enveloped in a sweet toffee kind of aroma, the botanical nature of the Spearhead has come back too. And I’m getting strawberries, like new make fruit sweetness #TheWhiskeyChaps

A pine note comes through with more time, greengages and green grapes, chocolate limes again now #TheWhiskeyChaps

Palate

Again the peat is quite evident, you don’t have to look for it, and yes lots of chocolate limes, it’s fresh, definitely menthol, it is very much like the nose tbh, though there is a sweet/spicy thing going on #TheWhiskeyChaps

The mouthfeel thickens with time here too, and I’m going to say redcurrants, red liquorice, blackcurrant jam, what’s the PPM n the bottle @LLBlender #TheWhiskeyChaps

Finish

Medium length in general, the sweetness with peat is just edging it here for me, I don’t usually get that tbh. White fruits all day long, with dark chocolate at times, and grapefruit pith right at the end, nice and Smokey too. #TheWhiskeyChaps

My thoughts

Of the three Loch Lomond Single grain whiskies we tasted this was the last of them, and how would a peated Single grain whisky come across? Well the answer is that it came across as a lovely dram, it’s a real fruity peaty affair, and i suspect the fruity nature actually helps the peat shine through.

Michael Henry explained that the PPM of the malted barley used was 50 PPM, not overly high (compared to some whiskies), but it comes across as of it were higher, i’m presuming this is because of the column distillation, i will ask him actually.

Well, if you like fruity peaty whisky, whether it’s Single malt or Single grain, this may well be for you, iv’e certainly enjoyed it and would love a bottle in my whisky cupboard, it’s a great value for money bottle in my opinion.


A big thank you goes out to @LLBlender – Michael Henry, Master blender at Glen Scotia, Loch Lomond and Littlemill distilleries for joining us with his tasting notes, allowing the use of his tweets and for answering questions we put to him during the tasting that this whisky was a part of.

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