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Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky Review

Country: Scotland 
Region: Highlands
Brand: Loch Lomond
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Age: NAS 
ABV: 40 %
Date: 16/02/2013

Colour:  Gold/Amber

Nose: Quite Light. I find Toast with a Butter/Margarine Mixture, Bitter Wood (Shavings), Sweet Barley, Resin and a little Caramel, Heather, Vanilla, and Leather. A bit Musty as well. This is mostly Grain and Wood. Not very interesting.

Palate: Soft and Bitter Sweet with Sweet Barley, Sugar, Nuts, Licorice, Lemon-Pepper and Menthol.

Finish: Dry and Middle-Long with Lemon, Sugared Nuts, Dried Fruits (Raisins and Currants), Menthol and Cocoa Powder.

I added a bit of water and the Nose becomes a mixture of Grains and Caramel with a bit of Margarine on top. More Mint and Menthol on the Palate. The Finish gets a bit watery. There's room to experiment with a few drops.

Rating: 74 (out of 100)
Nose: 19 - Taste:  18- Finish: 18.5 - Overall: 18.5

General Remarks: The Loch Lomond distillery was built in 1965. It closed between 1984 and 1987. It is currently owned by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd in Alexandria, Scotland. In various types of stills the distillery produces both Grain - and Malt whiskies under a variety of Brand names such as Croftengea, Inchmurrin, Inchmoan, Craiglodge, Inchfad, Old Rhosdhu, Scots Earl and High Commissioner. Remember the stories and films of Tintin? Check it out, Captain Haddock's favourite whisky was the Loch Lomond!

Drinking Experience Neat: Average

Conclusion: Not interesting enough for a Single Malt. It's not very expensive at around 35 US Dollars but still. The Nose is very light and mainly consists of Grain and Wood. Soft and Bitter-Sweet on the Palate. The Finish is actually slightly more interesting on account of the somewhat refreshing Menthol and Mint notes, especially when a couple of drops of Water are added. On the whole however we can archive this one for always and ever. I'm sorry Captain Haddock!

Jan van den Ende                                                                   February 2013