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.
Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain is made using 100% peated malted barley but is distilled in a continuous, “Coffey Still” so cannot legally be called a single malt whisky. It is then matured in a combination of first and refill bourbon casks which delivers a soft fruity character with creamy vanilla and wisps of smoke.
Nose: Berry jam, oaky vanilla, and a dusting of baking spices, with a layer of fragrant smoke underneath it all.
Palate: Sweet and peaty, with lemon blossom, singed heather, and liquorice alongside ripe orchard fruit.
Finish: Crisp malt, and lingering smoke.