NOSE: Very aromatic, fortified wine-style nose. Plump rich sultana with subtle but vinous sherried tinges. Not over-powering but clear and direct. Almost a smoky quality once the darker fruit notes subside.
PALATE: 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.
FINISH: 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.
As the favourite whisky of Captain Haddock from the Tintin comics, Loch Lomond marks the border between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland and since has been producing the finest single malt and single grain whiskysince 1772. Their distillery on the banks of Loch Lomond is the only one in the world capable of producing 11 different whiskies and takes its name from the most beautiful and famous of all Scotland’s lakes.