Loch Lomond Distillery is one of the most interesting distilleries in Scotland. It was unique when it first opened in 1994, as it was the only distillery in Scotland which produced both malt and grain whisky. The set up is extraordinary: straight neck pot stills alongside swan neck pot stills, grain coffey stills as well as a coffey still creating spirit from 100% malted barley.
As the latter is not made in a copper pot still, it can’t be called a single malt under Scotch Whisky Association regulations. Therefore, it has to be labelled as a single grain whisky.
As well as this single grain release, there are both single malt and blended whisky expressions in the Loch Lomond range.
Named after an island in Loch Lomond, the Inchmurrin range of single malts include the deliciously fruity and juicy Madeira Wood Finish expression.
If peat is your thing, fear not! The peated expressions in the Inchmoan (another island in Loch Lomond) range of single malts demonstrates just how versatile this distillery is!
Be sure to head over to the Loch Lomond Whiskies stand on 7th March. As you can see, the distillery set up means that they can produce many different whiskies with many different flavour profiles so there really is something for everybody!
If you’ve seen Ibon at previous Fife Whisky Festivals – or any other whisky festival, in fact – you’ll know that he is a unique character worthy of the entrance fee in his own right. We’re looking forward to welcoming him and the rest of the team back for their third FWF and to seeing which delicious drams they’ll be pouring. Ibon will also be pouring tasty treats from another distillery – Glen Scotia. That, however, is a whole other blog post…