Loch Lomond Single Grain Whisky 46% ABV

Loch Lomond Unpeated Grain Whisky
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Loch Lomond Single Grain Whisky is carefully distilled using only the finest malted barley. Distilled in our continuous still, this single grain has a smooth and sweet character with added complexity not usually found in a single grain. Expect juicy fruit notes, creamy vanilla and lemon zest.

Loch Lomond Whisky

Appearance

This one is very light in colour, white wine ish, the medium thick swirl line beads up straight away in my copita, and drops slow medium legs that also bead up as they drop. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Nose

Definitely a more damp forest walk compared to the spearhead, dark chocolate, cereals and grains, a little botanical as it sits longer. #TheWhiskeyChaps

I’m also getting something like smoke, or rye ryvitas too #TheWhiskeyChaps

Palate

A slower and sweeter arrival than I expected, but there are spices waiting to come through. Icing sugar, lemon jelly sweets, guava, the rose that @LLBlender aughested on the nose. Then the spices arrive. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Ginger, cinnamon, peaches I want to say, builds gently, and once the spices are here they stay here. Limoncello? Grapefruit/pomello, cask char too, leaning towards mocha. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Finish

Medium in length, and a mixture of darker fruits and chocolate. Figs, and cloves, dark chocolate, perhaps a hint of strawberry laces? Liquorice and aniseed like the Spearhead, overall a very nice dram at a very good price. #TheWhiskeyChaps

My thoughts

This was the first time i’d got to try a single grain whisky from Loch Lomond, well except the Spearhead, so i couldn’t wait to taste this bottling. I have to say that i’m enjoying the newer grain whisky releases, and this one is exactly the same, it’s a great example of what young grain whisky can be, the nose is lovely, the palate has plenty of flavour, and by the finish it has developed quite a bit.

Bear in mind that my Whiskey chaps partner, @whiskeychap, had bought this bottle and the Loch Lomond peated Single grain bottle both together for £50 on line, it rather puts the current whisky scene into perspective for me. Good whisky is available at a decent price, something i’m definitely an advocate for.


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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