Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled two new single malts from its Island Collection: Inchmoan 12 Year Old and Inchmoan Vintage 1992.
Both full of peat, the new single malts form part of the distillery’s Island Collection, sitting alongside Inchmurrin and taking their names from the islands on Loch Lomond.
A combination of malt whiskies, Inchmoan 12yo (£44) is matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks. Non chill-filtered, it comes comes in at 46% abv, and is said to impart sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond.
On the nose, it is described as having a dry, smouldering peat smoke with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper, with flavours of roasted coffee bean, clove and star anise.
The limited-release Inchmoan Vintage 1992 (£199) has been aged for 25 years in refill bourbon barrel. There is gentle medicinal peat on the nose with toasted oak, creamy vanilla and herbal aromas. On the palate, it has integrated flavours of peat and fruit, with subtle wood notes, pineapple, vanilla pods and cinnamon. It is bottled at 48.6% abv and non chill-filtered.
‘Our intriguing new Inchmoan expressions have been created to celebrate the history and heritage of the island and are the first heavily peated releases in the Loch Lomond Whiskies range,’ said Michael Henry, master blender at Loch Lomond.
‘I have selected three different spirits each bringing a unique peat characteristic, whether that’s spicy, medicinal peat or smoky peat, to the Inchmoan 12 Year Old. This combination creates a balanced, complex peat character highlighting some of the softer, spicier peat notes often masked by heavier peat flavours.’