From Loch Lomond distillery, Inchmoan is another variant of Inchmurrin (or Inchfad, Croftengea, Rosdhu)… with peat to go with the Highland sweet.
Here is what we thought of this 12 year expression…
Inchmoan 12 year 46% (Loch Lomond Distillery Island Collection)
- Colour – Burnished copper
- Nose – Quite metallic to start, iron, copper, rust, fruits, back to a blacksmith, wet leaves, then campfire s’mores, sweet, apricot, rum raisin, macadamia nuts
- Palate – A nice campfire peat, juicy raisins, butter, silky smooth, syrupy with a herbal quality like sipping Jägermeister with a flash of fresh tarragon, then tannins and a bit of “raw hide”, then back to herbal, followed by sweet coffee and chocolate, and is that a bit of ginger and cinnamon?
- Finish – Long finish, surprisingly gentle, sweet grassy peat, smoke and peppery spice with a stoneware close
- Water – Simply perfect as is – no need to add
What we enjoyed most was the shifts and changes with this whisky. We thought there was a bit of a burn to start – a touch of “dragon’s fire” which then settled down and became dangerously delicious!
What did the folks at The Whisky Exchange have to say?
Inchmoan is the peated single malt produced at Loch Lomond. The 12 Year Old is sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla and a smoky backbone.
And what would it set you back? If, like our Whisky Lady, you purchased it from The Whisky Exchange in London, expect something around £45.
What other Peaty Highlanders did our Whisky Ladies try?
- Aird Mhor 8 year (2009/2018) 55.3% (Single Malts of Scotland) – Another Highland dram from Ardmore distillery
- Ballechin Heavily Peated 12 year 54.5% – A final Highland from Edradour distillery
What else have we experienced from Loch Lomond?
- From another “Peat Unusual” evening – Loch Lomond Peated 46%
- A miniature teaser – Inchmurrin Madeira Finish 40%
And that’s it! Me thinks it might be time to explore more!
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