Loch Lomond goes by many names… From Loch Lomond to Inchmurrin to Inchmoan to Croftnegea – including Inchfad like this one. We speculated that this is all a marketing ploy – different brand names for slightly different expressions to tease the curious to select. Do we fall for it? Of course!
However above all, what matters is what we discover when explore… so for the last in our The Warehouse Collection quartet, we dove into this cask strength Loch Lomond dram!
Inchfad (Loch Lomond) 14 year (Feb 2005 – April 2019) Bourbon Hogshead Cask W8 438 55.5%, 300 Bottles
- Nose – Oh my! Is that Pringles BBQ chips? However a curious thing happened, we went from hello peat to huh? Was there peat? Porridge, wet leaves, a bit metallic
- Palate – Light peat was back, a bit spicy, coppery, a herbal medicinal quality
- Finish – Limited
- Water – To be honest, don’t think we even tried!
Our first thought was – better than the Glenturret (this was before the revisit) – has some “oomph!” and character, however… was it something that really stood out for us? Not really.
However like all the whiskies we sampled that evening, we set it aside and revisited. Interesting! After some time there was fruit, a dash of ginger, a bit of honey spice. It certainly improved after some time to open up… becoming an enjoyable drinking dram.
Curious about other Loch Lomond experiences?
- Inchmoan 12 year 46% (Loch Lomond Distillery Collection)
- Inchmurrin Madeira Wood 46%
- Loch Lomond Peated 46%
What else did I try in the Whisky Warehouse No. 8 “Last Chance” set?
- Glenturret 8 year (Dec 2020 – Apr 2019) Bourbon Hogshead 57.5%
- Ardmore 16 year (May 2000 / Feb 2017) Bourbon Barrel 52.3%
- Bunnahabhain 14 year (24 Oct 2002 / 31 Oct 2016) Bourbon Hogshead 3048, 56.7%
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