AD Rattray Loch Lomond Distillery Croftengea 11 years 2005 Sherry Cask #321

58.9% alc./vol.

André 86%
Beach fire almost extinguished, smoked meat, cinnamon and eucalyptus, candy breaks flu, pepper. The texture on the palate is oily and smoky, a large dose of peppered vanilla and smoke, fish-shaped candies that taste cinnamon, a little grimy overall, almost industrial. Finely coated with oil that preserves the mouth of the bite of alcohol with a peppery aftertaste. I do not understand why it tastes so little sherry except perhaps the use of a filling 3eme drum or more ... A little too linear point of view flavors, but a divine texture.

Loch Lomond 12 years old

46% alc./vol.

André 77.5%
Oh boy ... a soporific whiskey, I did not think it could exist ... Anonymous vanilla, apple jam, icing sugar, cassonnade, meringue, various fruits. Beautiful creaminess in the mouth, pears, plums, citrus notes and mixed cereals, various sugar. We quickly go around what the mouth has to deliver. The finish offers the surprise of a few bursts of peat smoke that are almost embarrassing, but which cut nicely with sweet and sweet flavors. Been there, got the t-shirt.

Patrick 87%
A unique whiskey, just like this distillery quite unique in Scotland. Complex, well balanced, unique, what more? Best of sip in sip! If you are the least serious in your passion for whiskey, you need a bottle! Nose: Wild berries, apple marmalade, cereals, oak and very subtle peat smoke. Appetizing. Mouth: Mmmh, it's very good! A superb blend of wild berries, apples, spices, oak and discrete peat smoke. Complex and very well balanced, carried by a beautiful oily texture. Finale: Of a beautiful length, spicy and smoke.

Loch Lomond 18 years old

46% alc./vol.

André 78%
Honey cereals, oranges, fruit jam, peaches, apple pie, citrus fruits, apricots, honey melon. The nose is superb, the fruit intense and well tied. It spoils in the mouth, with notes of odd wet cardboard and a dose of pepper quite intense. Well sweet all the same, fruit salad syrup, orange pods, chocolate, pepper, wild fruit jam, anise, ginger, eucalyptus-flavored flu-smashing candy. Flavors almost musky. Sweet powder from Bazooka gum packaging. Peppery finish and dry on oak wood, the limit a little tannic too. An unstoppable whiskey with an attractive nose but an unbalanced mouth and amalgam of dubious flavors.

Patrick 88%
A good whiskey, surprising, tasty and a little original. Nose: Light peat smoke, with ripe fruits and a good dose of cereals. Palate: Peat smoke, barley and unobtrusive notes of ... Boiled vegetables? Finale: Of a beautiful and spicy length.

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish

46% alc./vol.
Produced by the Loch Lomond distillery, Inchmurrin Madeira Cask pays tribute to the uniqueness of the Scottish island of the same name. Aged first in American oak barrels, the whiskey was then rested in old casks of Madeira wine.

André 84%
Tart with pear and peach, almonds, honey and vanilla, orange jam, fruit paste, nice sweet taste and pleasant. Beautiful round and luscious mouth, very fruity and lemony, beautiful ripe pears, almonds and fruit salad, cinnamon. Some notes that also recall sherry and red apple peels. Nice finish a little sharp and peppery. It seems that Loch Lomond have finally found a cask to improve their whiskey usually very ordinary (not to say mediocre).

Loch Lomond Organic 12 years old 2013 Release

48% alc./vol.
Organic Loch Lomond 12 Whiskey is produced with cereals from organic farming.

André 72%
Not to convert anyone and become organic friendly. Farm smell, wet barn soil, hay, wet wood mix and citrus flavored cereals. On the palate, pears, cereals, citrus, green apple and weird flavors and very difficult to identify in the back. Certainly, it is not pleasant as sensations and flavors. We also have the right to flavors reminiscent of virgin oak and that's what was missing from this cocktail flavors not pleasant. The finish is spicy (which masks the questionable flavors) and tastes terribly green wood. Seriously, it is to wonder if this whiskey was tasted before its distribution or if it became annoying to cancel its marketing given the height of the government subsidy for agricultural affairs. Although on the eve of Halloween, a whiskey such as this one would be ideal in a tasting with theme "scary whiskeys" ...

Patrick 75%
Come on, would like to convince people that organic whiskeys are not good, we would not do it any other way! Nose: Citrus, white sugar, oak, vanilla and caramel. The whole is not exciting. Taste: Sweet oak, tons of citrus, vanilla and something weird that I do not really want to go into. Final: Too long and taste the juice of stockings.

Loch Lomond Original

40% alc./vol.

André 77%
Lemon notes, pineapple and almonds, fresh vanilla bean and caramel, honey cereals. Overall very generic. The palate is liquid, creamy with vanilla flavor, citrus, oranges, apricots, pears, dried cereals topped with a hint of honey, almonds, ginger. Short finish without passion, notes of citrus and pineapple, pears and apricots with a spicy touch.

Patrick 84%
A superb set of flavors, very well balanced, but almost ruined by a too short finish, probably because of the dilution. The whiskey could have scored very hard if we had been less cheap and had it bottled at 46%. Nose: The kind of aromas I like in a whiskey, with a nice subtle mix of malt, spices, oak, peat smoke, salt and sugar. Palate: Peat smoke, oak, subtle fruit, salt, generously sprinkled with spices. The texture is a little watery, but the set still offers a nice intensity. Final: Too short, subtly smoky, woody and spicy.

Old Particular Loch Lomond Single Grain 21 years old

55.3% alc./vol.
Refill Hogshead Cask #DL12097, Bottled November 1995, Bottled October 2017, 271 bottles. Duncan Barton, the previous owner of the Littlemill Distillery, is behind the current site of the Loch Lomond Distillery. He installed innovative 'pot still' stills whose capitals evoke a still alembic column. Loch Lomond's stills have trays in the upper part for better contact with alcohol vapors and a more efficient process. These stills can produce fumes of up to 90% vol. while traditional stills only go up to 70% vol. about. This type of still can capture different aromatic notes and select or reject from a wide range of alcoholic degrees. It's much harder to achieve through the use of a traditional still pot still. Loch Lomond is one of the few distilleries in Scotland producing single malt and grain whiskey.

André 85%
Ginger cereals, honey, milk chocolate and pecan pie, diced green apples, vanilla. The nose inspires the freshness and the fields of cereals whipped by the wind and the hot rays of the sun of the short Scottish summer. The palate confirms the single grain with the rise of dried cereals, from which also emerge notes of dried fruit, oranges and coffee with milk, leading to a sharp and very peppery finish, raisins and caramel.

Patrick 92%
Impressive, especially for a Single Grain. In fact, if you only have to drink one Single Grain, it could very well be this one. Nose: Appetizing scent of vanilla, tropical fruits and white sugar. Mouth: Oh wow. Beautiful sugar, tropical fruits, a good dose of vanilla and some burnt wood. Finale: Of a beautiful length, vanilla, sweet and woody.

Martin 88%
Nose: slightly aggressive grain, vanilla and powdered sugar, grass and black licorice. Quite special indeed. A rather strong spice wind hides beneath all this. Palate: Molasses and liquorice welcome us on a thick and syrupy texture. Stewed fruits and corn syrup. Surprising. The character of the grain here is a lot more interesting than most of the single grains that I had the chance to taste. Beautiful spices not too aggressive, a sneaky pleasure. Finale: Cream "thicker", wood and sweet spices. Beautiful heat, barely disappointing length. Balance: Still a beautiful wow! I would easily have a night of showers on the balcony.

Single Cask Nation Loch Lomond Croftengea 10 years old

55.6% alc./vol.
Distilled 2006, Bourbon Hogshead Refill Cask #486, 273 bottles. Single Cask Nation, a derivative of the Jewish Whiskey Company bottled only single cask. This Croftengea version is a peat version of the Loch Lomond distillery.

André 81.5%
Green vegetables, sea salt, peat smoke and burning tires in a back yard, sweet cereals, vanilla, honey, citrus, oranges. The mouth is robust, almost rough, jute pocket, alcohol well felt, very linear side flavors. Good dose of pepper and menthol in the final. Another version of Loch Lomond that will be easy for me to forget.

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