Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
This is a kind of quasi 'single malt' having been distilled with heavily peated malted barley (rather than corn or wheat), but in a Coffey still rather than a pot still. Matured in a combination of first and refill bourbon casks, it promises a soft fruity flavour profile with creamy vanilla and wisps of smoke. Non chill filtered.
Other reviews... more like bonfire smoke, rather than peat... just love that flavour explosion shock waves when the smoke and spices suddenly seem to wake to the fact they are there - and really let you know about it!... different, intriguing and beautifully weighted. Love it!
91 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2021
Notes from Loch Lomond... NOSE: Clove, vanilla and blackcurrant. TASTE Sweet tangy peat, green apple, lime citrus and aniseed. FINISH Crispy dry finish with distant peat smoke. 46% Alc./Vol.