Inchmurrin & Inchmoan (Loch Lomond) Highland Distillery
Inchmoan & Inchmurrin are islands on the world famous Loch Lomond and are part of the wide variety of single malt whiskies produced at Loch Lomond distillery. The reason Loch Lomond is able to produce so many different single malt whiskies is that they have 2 traditional stills complemented by quite unusual pot stills. The pot stills are able to create whiskies of different consistency as they have rectifying columns in the still head. Loch Lomond distillers are prolific with 8 single malts and grain whisky being produced on a regular basis.
There is much debate over whether Loch Lomond is Highland or Lowland but its water supply is above the highland line so considered to be in the Highland Region of Scotland. Loch Lomond was also affected like many whisky distilleries in the 1980’s when there was a slump in whisky demand however reopened shortly afterwards in 1987. Due to the proximity of Glasgow and the main international airport Loch Lomond distillery is popular with tourists from within Scotland as well as abroad.
Taste: The Inchmurrin 12 Year old single malt has toffee notes on the nose with a smooth malty sweet taste and dry finish. Inchmoan cask strength has a gentle wood smoke with a fruity freshness to taste. The subtle peat can also be felt.