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Loch Lomond 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.47/100
votes
266
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic
Bottled
30.04.2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L2.120.18
Barcode
5016840036210
Added on
06 Apr 2019 2:36 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 66,83

11 × in wishlist

266 × member ratings

589 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 17-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This whisky has developed that typical style that over-20YO Littlemills have become known for, but at a fraction of the price. The Littlemill stills have kept on doing their good work also between their new walls.
    • Nose
      88 88
      'Lange vingers', cookies with vanilla sugar and lemon zest. Pastry dough, porridge and blood orange.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Blood orange, honey, porridge, vanilla, caster sugar, grain cookie and yellow raisin.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Caster sugar, grapefruit, orange, biscuit, raisin, almond, cocoa and vanilla.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky with a light and very grainy feel to it, almost like a single grain.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very light, floral and grainy. Barleysugar, a corn like sweetness, shortbread cookies, vanilla, green apples, peach, pear, lychees, pineapple, some light sugary fruit syrup, vegetal and grassy, some glue, lavender.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite some alcohol, vanilla, cereal, cookie dough, fruity, pineapple, pear, a dusty fresh (sandal) wood note and a clear herbal bitterness with some white pepper added.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium in lenght: still grainy with vanilla and quite a profound wood bitterness which somewhat obscures the (tropical) fruitiness of the nose and taste.

  3. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Honey sweetness, apple, pear, overripe sugar melon almost goes in the direction of glue, lemon zest, floral notes, butter biscuit, oak, •

    Taste:
    creamy, also very sweet in the mouth with lots of honey, exotic fruits, nuts, custard, spices with a light herbal note, a little chilli and oak spice

    Outlet:
    long and sweet, somewhat bitter
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An excellent price-quality ratio. But this is not your 'standard' whisky. I like it a lot!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yeah! Classic Loch Lomond, loads of people won't understand this whisky and won't like it. It has the typical nose, grain, brine and hardy stuff.
      Vanilla is also very present. Some chocolatechip cookie and hint of citrus.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vanilla, oranges and again the very typical Loch Lomond signature. Little flower notes are here too.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite long length. Got vanilla, savoury notes and fades away with some ginger and citrus.

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 21 85

  6. praisethepasta scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A bit of an excentric whisky, in that Loch Lomond have managed to create their own signature style of making whisky. Layers of flavors deliver a lovely complexity full of fruity, grainy, floral, grassy and candy notes. Although this is 90% first fill bourbon ad 10% French wine casks, the latter really shines through. The fact that this goes for somewhere between €60 and € 70 for a cask strength 17 yo whisky, can only add to the pleasure, knowing you're drinking top quality whisky at basically budget price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      An almost dirty nose to start with: wet grass, floral, straw with a whiff of salt, lots of fruit and candy like sweetness (bananas, apples, oranges, vanilla...) some wood and licorice and after 15 or so minutes also some nutty woodyness. Adding a drop of water tames it down as it becomes altogether a bit softer and less outspoken.
    • Taste
      88 88
      dry arrival, grassy and woody, dry licorice, salt, a bit of a funky note with some cheese even. Very malty/grainy as well to the point of biscuits and porridge. Again the added water subdues everything so I don't believe the almost 55% ABV benefits from it, and frankly, it also doesn't need it as this isn't hot or feisty.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, with some cheesy funk again, but alo the signature biscuit/grain note, garden herbs, wood and again quite some fruit to it with some oranges and sultanas.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yowzah! Now that's what I call intensity. Nothing shy about this one. Also nothing subtle, but we don't always need subtlety, now do we?

    Chockfull of dusty cereals, creamy porridge, sweet sticky honey, and corn syrup. A slight solvent / glue note, likely imparted by the 1st-fill-bourbon barrels, but nothing disturbing.

    Peppery and sweet on the tongue, with oodles of honey and vanillin, then a herbal / acidic kick toward the end. Long, sweet finish.

    A great drinking malt, and a real bang-for-your-buck buy.

  9. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well that is a very pleasant loch Lomond expression! More of this please.
    • Nose
      Bittersweet nose. Very pleasant. Fresh wood, milky/creamy, vanilla, ginger, butter, a wee hint of lemonpeel. Certainly not your average whisky. I like it a lot!
    • Taste
      Oily, rather thick bodied. Nice! Sweet and again a wee bitter note and some mild spices.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Rather bitterdry finish. Some charred oak and again some mild spices. It’s a rather weird with this finish. Normally most whiskies affect your mouth for quite a while. A ‘layer’ is applied in some way. But with this finish it gone all of a sudden. No ‘layer’ is left behind. When it’s gone, it is all in fact completely gone.

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