LOCH LOMOND SIGNATURE IS A DELUXE BLENDED WHISKY, WHICH AFTER A LONG AND SLOW MATURATION,
IS THEN MARRIED AND CONDITIONED IN OUR 100 BARREL CASK SOLERA. THE SOLERA SYSTEM COMBINES
OLOROSSO SHERRY CASKS AND AMERICAN OAK CASKS THAT HAVE BEEN RECHARRED TO CREATE
AN INTENSITY AND SMOOTHNESS UNIQUE TO LOCH LOMOND.
Very aromatic, fortified wine-style nose. Plump rich sultana with subtle but vinous sherried tinges. Not overpowering but clear and direct. Almost a smoky quality once the darker fruit notes subside.
Far more pronounced sherried notes emerge quickly and stay longer. The heavier fruit character has a distinctive almost dark chocolate aroma.
A surprisingly malty firm palate. This structure remains throughout but with layers of ripe pears with cinnamon, ginger and dark sugar notes, each taking their turn to appear as the palate develops. Mild hints of dried fruits finish this off. The maltiness is chewy in quality and effect.
Soft and creamy in texture, the fruit is more ripe peach and apricot with a touch of vanilla. This lightness has very gentle and subtle tones of dried fruit in the background but never in abundance.
On the finish the dried fruit notes take on an almost blackcurrant tone, more astringent, the sweetness curbed by notes of lemon tartness towards the end.
Soft and lingering the ripe fruit element gradually dissipates but at the end develops more of the dried fruit character evident on the nose. Slowly the finish develops into a subtle, baked fruit close.