Loch Lomond is an exceptional Single Malt, fuelled by an eternal spirit of exploration.
In the shadow of Ben Lomond, we spend our days looking deeper into the endless possibilities of whisky. And we always follow our own path.
Our single malt whisky collection has something for everyone.
By law, Single Malt Scotch Whisky is defined as whisky distilled in a copper pot still at a single distillery in Scotland using only malted barley, yeast and water. It must then mature in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years and one day before being bottled at an alcohol volume of no less than 40%.
There are 5 scotch whisky regions: Highland, Speyside, Lowland, Islay and Campbeltown. Loch Lomond Distillery sits proudly in the Highland region of Scotland, situated just minutes from the beauty that is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
At Loch Lomond Distillery we have a unique approach to making our single malt whiskies and we’ll never stop searching for ways to make our whisky even more special.
While it is rare for a distillery to use more than one type of still, we always follow our own path. We distil our single malts using two styles of still at Loch Lomond — the straight neck pot still and a more traditional swan neck pot still.
Our straight neck pot stills are unique in Scotch whisky and the cylindrical necks give us the incredible ability to control flavour. Traditionally, the necks of malt stills are open; but the stills at our distillery include special distillation trays in the necks, allowing for greater contact with the cooling alcohol vapour.
These innovative stills give superior control at the distillation stage, allowing us to take the spirit off at various cut points. This allows for different flavour notes to be captured and emphasised through the range of alcohol strengths that can be captured and rejected.
For example, our Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 Year Old uses unpeated spirit from our straight neck stills only, creating a distinctively lighter and more floral whisky; whereas our Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old uses a combination of peated spirit from both our traditional swan neck pot still and our straight neck pot still, creating an unconventional peat character with a lot of depth, marrying smoke and spiciness.
Our distillation techniques across all of our stills allow us to maintain the fruity character developed during our extra-long 92 hour fermentation process. This ensures that all single malts across the Loch Lomond range carry the signature fruity character.
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The maturation process allows the spirit to interact with the wood and absorb the unique characteristics of the cask. At Loch Lomond, we most commonly use ex-American Oak bourbon barrels to create the sweet and fruity signature flavour that our whisky is known for. However, explore our warehouse and you will also find some ex-Oloroso sherry casks, European oak and many other interesting cask types.
With decades of experience to draw upon, our Master Blender knows exactly how every cask is maturing at any given time. And so, with just the right level of care and attention, we nurture each and every cask, ensuring the whisky within is of the highest quality and is bottled at the perfect time to create a perfect single malt every time.
The Loch Lomond Distillery is one of only four distilleries in Scotland that have a cooperage on site at the distillery.
Having our very own cooperage allows us to ensure that barrel repairs and charring are carried out to an exacting standard so every cask is perfect for maturing our whisky. In just one year, our coopers rejuvenate around 10,000 barrels by tightening the metal hoops, repairing or replacing the wooden staves, and re-charring the wood before refilling with new whisky.
Craft and style are intrinsically linked. The sweep of the artist's touch, the care of the woodcarver's hand, and the tuning of an instrument to evoke the perfect note.
For us, whisky is no different.
We have shaped our distilling style to be as identifiable as the work of any craftsman or composer. Through the distilling choices we make, our expressions always deliver fruit, sweet honey and soft smoke. It's a timeless and distinctive style that keeps us true to our origins.
From distillation to maturation, blending and bottling, Michael Henry, our master blender, is the man responsible for the award-winning single malt whiskies we have on offer in our collection.
Michael joined the Loch Lomond distillery in 2007 and has been steering our products in the right direction as our Master Blender since 2014. He has a deep understanding of whisky-making and what sets Loch Lomond Whiskies apart from the rest - and with this, he has produced an extensive range of single malt & single grain scotch whiskies.
There’s no limit to the imagination of our Master Blender Michael Henry and his team. Like the conductor of an orchestra, Michael skillfully influences Loch Lomond’s signature notes of orchard fruit, sweet honey and soft smoke, to create a collection full of layered complexity and ever-changing moods.
Michael knows that even the most subtle changes can create endless variety, depth and drama— in the same way as a small shift in light can alter the landscape that surrounds our distillery.
In control of each stage, Michael uses our innovative collection of stills to vary and curate the exact desired flavour profile, effectively shaping the whisky produced at the Loch Lomond Distillery along every step of the journey.
Our award-winning single malt collection is inspired by our stunning surroundings, with single malts to suit all palates and budgets. Browse our range to find the Loch Lomond Single Malt Scotch that matches your taste.
SMOOTHED TO PERFECTION – 40% ABV
An exceptionally smooth and easy drinking no age statement single malt scotch whisky showcasing creamy malty notes, light fruit and a touch of smoke.
PERFECTLY BALANCED - 46% ABV
A perfect representation of our signature style, delivering a deep fruity character overlaid with a hint of peat and smoke. Matured in a combination of three types of American oak casks, first fill, refill and recharred..
FRUITY & SWEET - 46% ABV
Exclusively distilled in our unique straight neck stills and aged in American Oak casks to create a distinctive vibrant whisky with floral notes and flavours of peach, apricot, toffee and vanilla on the finish. Aged in three types of hand-selected American oak casks, first fill, refill and recharred.
SMOKE & SPICE - 46% ABV
A delicately crafted, full-bodied single malt with a beautifully balanced peat character featuring roasted coffee and green apple with spice notes on the finish. Matured in refill and re-charred oak casks to ensure the sweeter notes of this smoky single malt are brought to the fore.
FRUIT & CINNAMON- 46% ABV
Matured in refill American oak casks and finished for 12 months in French Limousin oak casks. The result is a delightfully fruity and spicy single malt with grapefruit citrus, sweet toffee and warming cinnamon spice notes.
FRUIT & SPICE- 46%ABV
Aged for 18 years in our finest oak barrels, this single malt is rich and elegant. The deep fruity character intertwined with warm spice and gentle smoke has earned this delectable single malt several prestigious awards.
FULL-BODIED & COMPLEX – 46% ABV
The Loch Lomond 21 Year Old Whisky uses only spirit from our straight neck pot stills to create an expression that is both complex and elegant. Expect sweet vanilla and fruity notes of peach and pear with lingering oak spice.
SMOOTH & ELEGANT – 47% ABV
Matured in American Oak barrels and finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks, Loch Lomond 30 Year Old is a smooth and elegant whisky with a deep fruit character of kiwi, gooseberry and lime. Bottled at47%, free from caramel colouring and chill filtration.
Over and above our signature collection listed above, our innovative distillery is constantly creating new and intriguing single malt expressions that illustrate our diverse set of capabilities.
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