- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- American oak casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Aug 2020 1:31 pm by Ras Mazunga
4 × in wishlist
19 × member ratings
40 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Loch Lomond 12-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.53 points
- An excellent single malt with a powerful nose, a round and warm body and an interesting finish, not too powerful compared to the nose. I highly recommend this whisky
- Elegant and vibrant 12y. Lots of things going on in both aroma and taste, but with a lovely balance overall.
Intensity - 6,5
Richness - 7
Peach, honey, vanilla porridge, toffee and a whiff of smoke.
Intensity - 5
Richness - 7
Warming and coating mouthfeel.
Malt, toffee, peach, wood, pepper and sultana biscuits.
Medium, 5-10 seconds with tones of pepper and porridge.
- It's not you, it's me. No actually it is you.
My first Loch Lomand. Ok, so I have been told by friends that work in alcohol retail that the Loch Lomand distillery tour is a winner, but these people sell booze for a living. I'm imagining they have a decent markup on this stuff as I can't fathom why anyone would really recommend it.
On the nose, and I just done know what's going on here. The recharded barrel character is in full effect here. To the extent I'm actually wondering if the finish is actually BBQ not a barrel. It's woody and burnt and charred and blackened. Theres time sort of brisket or pork think happening in there, struck matches some chocolate and dark fruit. You know, if this was a Bruichladdich you can guarantee it would be fantastic but this is all over the map. It's just a big, burnt, smouldering thing. Some sort of coffee in there too, cheap instant stuff. Bleurgh, I'm actually worried what this is going to taste like.
Off we go. Into the fire, or BBQ or what ever it is.
Up front and the arrival is spicy with caramel and then bitter oak and bitter chocolate. Burnt woody bitterness wrapped in a caramel sauce. The sauce falls off waaaay to quick and there you are wondering where it went and how it was replaced so quickly with what now resides in your mouth. There's instant coffee too, whooo. At least it's consistently holding the bitter element together and there's also a strange richness to it as well. This BBQ, burnt wood, smoke and ash element is strong.
It's not great It's the kind of bottle i would never finish. I'd give it away. This one is not for me. Probably not for anyone. It defiantly isn't me. It's you.
- Intensity + taste:
Smell: 2/5, spicy, fresh fruit, roasted, vanilla, orange juice
Taste: 1/5, spicy, sweet, monotonous
Body: light / medium
Finish: short / medium, vanilla