Loch Lomond 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Jun 2018 5:50 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 76.28

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Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 17-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 points

  1. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    perfect stuff to drink it on the long arm at the bonfire with the boys and to roar loud songs from younger dayz

    90 points from the measuring cup
    • Nose
      Wood and Cerialia, fresh, sweet, voluminous and accessible - very well riped
    • Taste
      with or without water, flavors, fruits, wood, great balance, so much fun also in the longer run - excellent
    • Finish
      it has ;)

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    More is hardly possible for the money.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Refreshing, sweet and fruity, vanilla, oranges, cereals without end, a hint of herbs, alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and grainy, vanilla, caramel, honey, a few peppercorns, plenty of grains, beautiful peach notes, herbs, milk chocolate, orange peel and oak spice. The alcohol is very well integrated again. With a little water fruity and even more harmonious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, sweet-kräutrig, vanilla, cereals, canned peach, bright fruits, herbs, oak with delicate bitterness

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    convinces me especially on the palate - because it fits easily - beautiful blend of fruit, wood and the best of the power of a not so old malts - great without water edible
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh in the glass, he has a delicate adhesive note and a little too much Firstfill white oak - there comes directly Sägewerkflavour with me.

      With more time, it becomes much more pleasant, toasted oak, fragrant light oak boards, herbs, vanilla cream pudding, apple jelly, delicate citrus acid mixes with honey, gingerbread spice
    • Taste
      90 90
      Exotic fruit cocktail with mint and pepper - very creamy notes of wood, chilli, vanilla, toasted notes, a touch of gum, every now and then the strong woody aromas sparkle very intensively on the palate (unbitter) - very harmonious and delicious - very long chewable
    • Finish
      88 88
      long warming but not alcoholic, slightly dry, peppery, beautiful oak wood aromas - no bitterness - medium length

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    So who like me Bourbon smells like, but not taste so cool, is very right here. For long stretches, this could be a bourbon, but it is still much riper than most Americans and lighter. I like it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A broadside of vanilla, lots of bourbon from the barrel, pastry sweetness, warm bakery, juice oranges, malty and even a bit greasy, slightly acidic, with time it gets a bit metallic
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and mild onset, lots of vanilla - Bourbon memories are awakened again, a little creamy, then directly a bit drier and peppery, a light sour pinch, orange sweetness, pleasant oak spice behind
    • Finish
      85 85
      Nice warming and spicy, vanilla, noticeable oak, so a 50:50 bourbon scotch blend should go down

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He surprises me. And positive. Rarely had such a "cereal" malt in the glass. That makes him interesting and also a bit unusual. I like it.
    • Nose
      Much cereal. Muesli with dried apricots immediately comes to my mind. It follows vanilla. It's like mixing muesli with vanilla yoghurt. Toasted toast with butter. But then also a dusty note that reminds me of cornmeal. If you smell it a bit longer, then you also get some grassy, ​​herbaceous and maybe also mossy notes.
    • Taste
      First, lots of grain and a malt sweetness. Then again apricot. The toast from above now has apricot jam on it. But then immediately citrus fruits that bring acidity. Intense wood notes spread, which remind me of nut. I would say hazelnut. But also reminds me of carpentry. Followed by a pleasant sharpness.
    • Finish
      The sharpness is still there. The nuts stay. Joinery. Imagined hop bitterness (hardly bitter).

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first dram you think that it is very strong in palate, but next sip very good and tasty: herbal bitter & lemon peel, very light and floral, small sips best of all. Reminded Littlemill!)))
    N - 21 P - 22 F - 23 B - 22

    update: it turns out that even in the summer heat it is possible, that's what a gorgeous batch means! 21 23 22 22 88

  7. Ron_B scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    I always like to have a well-kept fire water from a bourbon barrel at home. As an "easy-to-drink whiksy" if you like. On some evenings, neither something complex nor something difficult fits; a bourbon is just right. If it's not this one.
    • Nose
      Paint! I thought of glue at first, but it's varnish. The more you smell it, the more obvious it becomes. Except for a certain note of fresh wood, there is nothing more.
    • Taste
      The paint turns into sharpness in the mouth (to be on the safe side, I checked whether I accidentally had paint thinner in the glass: negative).
      The second note is the wood already known from the nose. Not very pronounced, but it is there.
      Citrus fruits also sound. But massive is different.
    • Finish
      There is not much left to swallow. Above all, nothing pleasant. Traces of metal and also something mushroom-like. Somehow my mouth contracts regularly. But not in a pleasant way, as you know from complex whiskys. It's more of a feeling like someone scratching a slate with fingernails - just in the mouth.

      Damn it, how do I get the bottle empty?
      Maybe dilute color ... ;-)

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Good (87)
    • Nose
      Vanilla, hot bread, wax and yellow fruit ... banana ... pear and paper ... a drop of acetone ... raw vegetables (22)
    • Taste
      Vanilla and spices and wood, waxed paper, milk chocolate (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is woody, spicy, vanilla and vegetable bitterness ... banana peel ... apple juice ... soap with rose scent???? (21)

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water, the littlemill notes come out even stronger, and the vanilla sweetness increases.

    Conclusion: So blind I would have typed here smooth on a Littlemill. In the nose presents a very interesting and delicious malt, but in the finish he falls off unfortunately, I did not like so much. Overall, but a great whisky with a good price-performance ratio. Where does a 17-year-old standard bottling in cask strength get for this money? Purchase recommendation !!!
    • Nose
      89 89
      nice round: bright fruit (peach), and a full load of malt / grain, hay, some caraway, light caramel, vanilla, the alcohol is well integrated, when the whisky heats up slowly, it adds a herbal note to the bergamot / earl Gray tea and chamomile reminiscent
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again, typical Bourbon Fass flavors such as vanilla, honey, bright fruits, again a lot of cereals, and herbal notes, reminiscent of Littlemill!
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, not very pronounced, cereals, herbs, slightly bitter oak and some honey sweetness

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Donal MacLellan kindly shared with us the detailed information on this release: "It was a once-off, special bottling for Sweden (alcohol monopoly) as Organic goods are highly-sought after in The Nordics. I think it was about 6000 bottles in total and (i guess) about 1000 were offered to a few select markets like Ukraine, Poland, The Netherlands. LLG have more casks - quite a good few - but we have no plans for a 2019 bottling at this stage."


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