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Overall rating
78.53/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB164011
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
13.11.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American oak casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5016840737216
Added on
20 Aug 2020 1:31 pm by Ras Mazunga
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.14

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

  1. MrNachbar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Elthar scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    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

  3. Rody024 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Elegant and vibrant 12y. Lots of things going on in both aroma and taste, but with a lovely balance overall.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Intensity - 6,5
      Richness - 7
      Peach, honey, vanilla porridge, toffee and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Intensity - 5
      Richness - 7
      Warming and coating mouthfeel.

      Malt, toffee, peach, wood, pepper and sultana biscuits.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium, 5-10 seconds with tones of pepper and porridge.

  4. Gareth74 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Nick_Lemmens scored this whisky 60 points Member Junior

    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

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