Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 11 December 2018
Loch Lomond Distillery was established in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery in Bowling. Production began in Loch Lomond the following year in 1965. In 1984, the distillery stopped production until Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouses 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 acquired by the private equity group Exponent alongside the management team.
Loch Lomond Distillery has released seven different malts. Four of them were intended for blending, the remaining three were destined to be bottled as single malt whiskies, and for the most part that has been the case.
Bottlings have been under the names: Inchmurrin, Inchmoan, Inchfad, Crotengea, Glen Douglass, and Craiglodge, each with varying levels of peat.
Releases under Inchmurrin and Inchmaon include:
- Inchmurrin 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (46%)
- Inchmurrin 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (46%)
- Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish Single malt Scotch Whisky (46%)
- Inchmoan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (46%)
- Inchmoan 1992 Vintage Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky (48.6%)
The name Loch Lomond is used for single malt releases though it is also used for a blended Scotch produced onsite using both grain and malt whisky. Releases under Loch Lomond include:
- Loch Lomond Original -Single Malt Whisky (40%)
- Loch Lomond Reserve – Premium Blended Scotch Whisky (40%)
- Loch Lomond Signature – Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky (40%)
- Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky (46%)
- Loch Lomond Single Malt 18 Year Old (46%)
- Loch Lomond Single Malt 25 Year Old (46%)
- Loch Lomond Single Malt 50 Year Old (46.2%)
Loch Lomond Single Malt 12 Year Old (46%)
This 12 Year Old single malt was blended from a selection of three cask types – bourbon, refill, and recharged casks.
I am did a live broadcast of this tasting and you can find the YouTube video here: