The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the north end of Loch Lomond near Tarbet (known as Tarbat). Sadly in the old days relatively few paper records were kept and the closing date of this Distillery remains unclear. The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow.
This exquisite 12 Year Old single malt has a deep fruity character of peach and pear layered with a vanilla sweetness and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond whiskies. Aged in three types of cask - Bourbon, refill and re-charged - these whiskies are brought together delivering a perfectly balanced single malt under the watchful eye od Michael Henry, Loch Lomond distillery's master distiller.
The aromas are of crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with background notes of golden cereal. There are flavours of both orchard fruits and lemon meringue. The deep fruity character of pear lead into citrus lemon, vanilla meringue and light biscuit sweetness. The finish has a medium length with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.