Loch Lomond Whiskies is bolstering its Island Collection with not one, but two, single malts.
Inchmoan 12yo and Inchmoan Vintage 1992 are two peaty beauties which are said to reflect the flavour and character of the Loch Lomond Distillery.
The distillery has been producing single malt and single grain whisky since 1814. Found on the banks of Loch Lomond, it takes its name from the picturesque Scotland lochs – often referred to as one of the world’s natural wonders.
Inchmoan 12yo is said to have an unconventional peat character due to the combination of malt whiskies from the distillery’s traditional swan neck and straight neck pot stills. Expect depth married with smoke and spiciness.
Matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks, Inchmoan 12yo is bottled at 46% abv and non chill-filtered.
Limited release, Inchmoan Vintage 1992 is distilled (as the name might suggest) in 1992 from ‘Scotland’s finest’ ingredients in the distillery’s straight neck pot still.
Aged for 25 years, the long maturation in refill bourbon barrels is said to have allowed the spice-driven peat and fruit distillery character to combine with the softer influence of refill bourbon barrels. Inchmoan Vintage 1992 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,’ master blender Michael Henry said.
‘I have selected three different spirits each bringing a unique peat characteristic, whether that’s spicy, medicinal peat or smoky peat, to the Inchmoan 12yo. This combination creates a balanced, complex peat character highlighting some of the softer, spicier peat notes often masked by heavier peat flavours.’
Inchmoan 12yo is available to buy in 70cl bottles at all good independent whisky retailers and online. Prices start from £44 for Inchmoan 12yo and £199 for Inchmoan Vintage 1992.