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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old

(70cl, 46%)

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old

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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Bottling Note

12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond, whom are well known for being able to produce a wide variety of styles of whisky in their distillery in the Highland region. This particular expression was drawn from a selection of three cask types - bourbon casks, refill casks and recharged casks.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Creamy vanilla, with a touch of freshly baked apple turnover.

Palate: Brown sugar and five-spice. Orchard fruit notes continue, with a hint of yellow plum too.

Finish: Quite drying, though still sweet with vanilla.

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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Reviews

Pretty solid & basic plus its cheap

This was my first malt after a long hiatus. I enjoyed the first few drams at first. There is some vanilla, caramel, touch of peat smoke and a lot of oak. It tastes more like 55% though than 46%, this dram has some nip.

However, once I discovered some other malts and went back to this it was disappointing. After some air had got to the bottle, any initial character had faded away and you are left with a pretty basic vanilla Highland malt with too much wood influence. Its not a bad dram and the pricing is more than reasonable, just don’t go expecting anything revolutionary.

17th May 2021

Loch Lomond 12 Year is Under the Radar

The following review is a joke "This scotch doesn’t deserve to be called whisky is barely whiskey" what a peasant stick to JD or Proper Twelve you melt, this LL 12 Whiskey is underpriced and under the radar and is currently hogging the limelight with my go to dram Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve. 🤔

3rd May 2021

Overall good dink.

First time trying it. Im usually a Mc Allen guy or Hibiki Japanese whiskey however, the taste is good mild on the smoke, love the sweetness of it. A good pair with a Maduro Cigar.
Easy on the price is a plus.

26th April 2021

Vanilla and caramel lightly smokey and delicious

LOCH LOMOND 12

The Look: caramel, amber apple cider
The Nose: Vanilla, caramel, light smoke, honey
The Taste:  honey, caramel chocolate, briney, earthy, honeysuckle, floral, a bit of a bite
The Finish: bright, shiny, a bit of a bite, lasts for quite a while 20-30 seconds.  Reminds me of Old Pulteney 12 but less malty and a bit like Bruichladdich Classic Laddie with less cocoa powder chalkiness.
The Bottle: tall, sleek, beautiful, and bold.  Excellent logo and branding.  Text is perfect, however i wish the stags head logo was embossed rather than a nearly flat sticker.

THE VERDICT: 88 PTS
at 46% this is a steal much better than Glenlivet for an entry to scotch is a bit of smoke a bit of honey.  Extremely impressive when compared side by side with OP12 and the Classic Laddie i am blown away with how well it stands up.  I am thoroughly impressed by this super affordable (39.99 at Bevmo in California) malt.  And the slight smoke on the palate is a great surprise.

Side note Loch Lomond the actual lake is beautiful and a great sight-seeing trip. Also a great traditional Scottish Song!

3rd March 2021

Not smokey enough, but still good

Good Scotch but not my cup of tea. From the bottle description I thought it would be more smokey. But I'm partial to peat, if you don't like alotta smoke then try it!

13th January 2021

Well worth a try and several after!

Exquisite aroma. Sweet caramel and fruity notes. Let it breathe for a bit and allow the air to open the flavour. The sweet caramel followed by a nice burn to remind you this is a sophisticated dram with a decent level of alcohol content.

17th December 2020

Under-appreciated. Under-priced.

Surprising how few people miss the peach candy on the pallet, cradled by a smoky malt which lingers. Its price, its uniqueness, and its objective quality gives it a 95 in my book.

7th December 2020

Great whisky, pour into wide brimmed glass..

I can't fathom all the bad reviews. I think it is due to subjectivity of tastes. The whsiky itself is very very good. What's not good is the many people don't know how to drink it neat. Straight and simple: Decork the bottle, let it sit opened for an hour, pour a dram into wide brimmed glass and swirl it. Then try it. All dark liquors need contact with air (and with water) to release the flavor and mellow out. Lastly, most good whiskies and whiskeys are 45% ABV and higher. Ethanol is molecular flavor carrier, so the more the better. Enjoy!

15th November 2020

Wonderful smell with an underwhelming palate

The nose on this is absolutely delightful- beautifully fruity and fragrant. However I unfortunately find the palate to be quite dull, although I actively disliked it upon my first taste with it. It is certainly not an awful whisky and the second tasting brought about a gentle warming to the taste. I wish I could say more.

3rd July 2020

More acclimated palate may be required

This is my first peated whisky in a long time and this reminds me in taste and nose of Copenhagen straight chewing tobacco. Not bad, but struggling to find more in it until water is added to bring sweeter fruit flavors. I’ve drank bourbon almost exclusively for 10 years until now so take it for what it’s worth.

2nd July 2020

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