Loch Lomond Whiskies Christmas Gift Guide 2022 – Scotch Whisky News

Loch Lomond Whiskies Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Loch Lomond Whiskies Inchmoan 12 Year Old, 46% ABV, £45

Celebrating the soft smoke and warming spice elements of Loch Lomond’s signature style, Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12-Year-Old is a unique smoky expression with delicious notes of wood and peat smoke, roasted coffee, green apple with clove and aniseed spice on the finish.

This full-bodied expression is created from a combination of whisky from the distillery’s two pot still styles, before maturing in a mix of re-charred American oak and Bourbon American oak casks, giving it that rich warm flavour and making it the perfect expression to enjoy during the cold winter months.

Available at www.lochlomondwhiskies.com and specialist whisky retailers.  

Loch Lomond Whiskies 12 Year Old Perfectly Balanced, 46% ABV, £45

The perfect representation of Loch Lomond Distillery’s signature style, Loch Lomond 12-Year-Old Single Malt is created using the straight neck pot stills, which are unique to the distillery, and more traditional swan neck stills. The delicious result is a timeless spirit with notes of fruit, honey, and soft smoke, that can only be found in Loch Lomond Signature Malt Whisky.

Bottled at 46% and non-chill filtered to keep things as nature intended, this perfectly balanced expression offers delicious notes of peach and pear layered with vanilla sweetness and a gentle hint of smoke. The final finish is one that is medium in length, with a gentle wood smoke and a lingering tang.

Available at www.lochlomondwhiskies.com and specialist whisky retailers.

Loch Lomond Whiskies Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, 46% ABV, £45

Aged in three types of American Oak Casks, Loch Lomond Whiskies Inchmurrin 12-Year-Old reveals the fruit and sweet elements of Loch Lomond Distillery’s signature style, offering notes of peach, apricot, toffee and vanilla on the finish.

This single spirit style is brought together by master blender Michael Henry, created using the distillery’s unique straight-necked pot still, which is perfectly suited to capture the fruity flavour, ensuring that Loch Lomond Whiskies Inchmurrin 12-Year-Old can be enjoyed on its own or as a longer serve with ginger ale.

Available at www.lochlomondwhiskies.com and specialist whisky retailers.

Tasting notes:

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old

Nose: Crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing lemon, with background notes of golden cereal.

Taste: Orchard fruits and lemon meringue. The deep fruity character of pear leads into citrus, vanilla and light biscuit.

Finish: Medium in length with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang

Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Nose: Dry peat smoke with vanilla syrup and black pepper

Tate: Sweet, medicinal peat and smoked bacon lead into roasted coffee bean with clove and star anise. Warming spiciness combines with green apple and pear

Finish: Long; waxy peat with citrus hope note and gooseberry

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

Nose: Distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness. Light notes of freshly cut hay

Taste: Seville orange citrus notes build in intensity before mellowing into peach and apricot. The fruitiness then gives way to creamy fudge and vanilla

Finish: Medium length with peppery finish

About Loch Lomond Whiskies

Loch Lomond Distillery has one of the oldest heritages in the industry. It was founded by American, Duncan Thomas, the owner of the Littlemill distillery which was licensed in 1772. In the 1930s Duncan Thomas was at the forefront of innovation within the Scotch whisky industry and his innovative philosophy is ingrained into everything that is done at Loch Lomond to this day
The multi award winning Loch Lomond whiskies range includes the Loch Lomond 12-Year-Old which has been awarded the Platinum Award in 2020, one of only 7 single malts to be awarded this honour at the San Francisco World Spirits Challenge 2020. Other expressions in the range are the single malts Loch Lomond Original; Loch Lomond Classic; Loch Lomond 18-Year-Old; Loch Lomond 50-Year-Old; the Loch Lomond Island’s Collection which includes the Inchmurrin and Inchmoan ranges as well as the deluxe blend Loch Lomond Signature and Loch Lomond Single Grain
Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12-Year-Old has been awarded Best Highland Single Malt 12 Years and Under at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards and a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco 2020 Awards
Loch Lomond Whiskies was recently also awarded the following medals at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

Double Gold Medal: Loch Lomond 21 YO and Loch Lomond 30 YO Single Malts
Gold Medals: Loch Lomond Signature Blended Scots, Loch Lomond 12 YO, 14 Yo and 18 Yo Single Malts
Silver Medals: Loch Lomond Single Grain and Loch Lomond Original Single Malt Whisky
Bronze: Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 YO Single Malt

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