Loch Lomond is probably Scotland's most versatile distillery in terms of the number of different styles of whisky produced for different purposes on one site. In addition to its two traditional pot stills and a Coffey still, the distillery is also equipped with four Lomond stills, these have a traditional pot still base, but with the addition of a rectifying column instead of the traditional swan necks. Varying the distillation techniques has enabled the distillery to produce no less than eight different single malts (plus numerous grain whiskies and blends) of different styles on one site.
Inchmoan 12yo is a combination of malt whiskies from both Loch Lomondâ€™s traditional swan neck pot still and their unique straight neck pot still. This has an unconventional peat character with a lot of depth, marrying smoke and spiciness. Inchmoan is matured in a mix of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon casks that compliments the soft, peated style of the whisky.
Nose: Mint leaf, burnt wood, a hint of medicinal peat.
Palate: Spicy as it opens, with plenty of black pepper and cinnamon. Soon enough, layers of toffee develop to balance it out.
Finish: Fruitier notes arrive on the finish.