Loch Lomond 14-year-old

Overall rating
84.16/100
votes
173
Whiskybase ID
WB166751
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Finished in Limousin French Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5016840747819
Added on
05 oct 2020 9:25 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 47.40

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Whisky reviews for Loch Lomond 14-year-old

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.16 points.

  1. Finn2206 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Lacked depth, complexity and finish. Good daily drinker, but nothing special to me.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very tasty whisky, very drinkable, many layers on the palate (fresh fruits, cooked fruits, oaky, yummy))
    Medium length aftertaste, again cooked fruits, marzipan and soft oak
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. hzs275 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Jabarkas scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Well... Its better than the 12yo Loch Lomond trio. :) Really rum (Bajan) like, smooth and pleasant.
    • Nose
      caramel, charred casks
    • Taste
      spicy, caramel, matchsticks
    • Finish
      caramel

  6. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      fruity, green apple, light cereal, marzipan
    • Taste
      85 85
      spicy, white pepper, red apple, apricot, orange, nutmeg
    • Finish
      85 85
      mint, spicy notes

  7. Maltimizer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For €27.95 you can't go wrong at all!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Malty and flowery, mealy apples, citrus fruits, plum jam and lots of caramel, slightly musty and sour
    • Taste
      86 86
      Still quite mild and dry, with apples, grapefruit, caramel, nutmeg and white pepper, you could almost blindly assign it to sister distilleries in Campbeltown
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium length and slightly dry, sour apples and grapefruit and oak spice

  8. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lovely stewed fruits on the nose. Peaches, apples, pears and pineapple. A hint of spices. A little malty too. More fruits on the palate along with toffee, vanilla and cinnamon. A lick of peat which reminds me of Loch Lomond 12. The finish turns malty again, with a mild bitterness. A few drops of water add a bit of creaminess to both the nose and the palate, making everything more rounded. A delicious dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    When the nose opens up, you get some lovely notes. The nose is quite fruity, which is slightly less in the taste where the spices take over. However, I do not like the finish, it's quite bitter and has too many woody notes. That’s a pity. But all in all not a bad dram at all.
    • Nose
      This one is a bit restrained at first. Then it becomes somewhat fruity, with notes of oranges and dried plums. A hint of apricots too. There’s a wood note in the back, which is followed by cinnamon. Later also vanilla.
    • Taste
      Quite some caramel. Toffee. Apples. Honey sweetness. A hint of tropical fruits. Grapefruit. Quite some cinnamon here, cloves and a pinch of black pepper. A light oak note.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-long, a bit dry and one-dimensional. Bitter. Cinnamon. Caramel. Black pepper and oak.

  10. pepappp scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

  11. pecathor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Sample. Not my cup of tea. It’s not a bad whisky, but I don’t see a single reason to drink it again. It’s just not remarkable in any way.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Somewhat dim, I can’t smell much.. Some apples, some plums, some spice (maybe cinnamon, light vanilla in the back)
    • Taste
      82 82
      Quite sweet, cooked apples, sugar, malted barley, oak wood, plums, mint
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, sweet, fruity, little bit of oak bitterness

  12. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity and 'conventional' for a regular Loch Lomond. It lacks the mossy and dusty 'wet wood' notes I encounter in many Loch Lomonds. Solid dram for its friendly price.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Starts classic with malt sugars, baked apples, citrus fruits and cut flowers. Then some dusty notes and yogurt kicks in.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Citrus fruits, apples, vanilla and a hint of tropical fruit, followed by a slightly sparkling mouthfeel of 7up or mineral water.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Citrus fruits, raspberry and vanilla prelude spices and a slight nuttiness. There's some white wine too, with a hint of woody smoke in the end.

  13. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The aroma contains caramelized red apples, unripe strawberries with menthol. The sweet and sour taste is dominated by strawberries with cream, apricot jam and fresh wood cut. The finish is medium in length, sweet, strawberry-peppery.

    The barrel is very nice here, in some kind of garden berries, menthol freshness, very good balance and the right degree, nice.

    RATING: 86pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  15. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and quite tasty single malt dessert.
    Alcohol completely hidden, a lot of sweetness and fruit in the aroma, and above all, the unique taste of vanilla and grapefruit, which complement each other beautifully with a pleasant ending, which is supposed to be medium-long, but leaves the aroma, tongue and finish the desire to pour another portion again . Really something great.
    • Nose
      86 86
      clear, sweet, green apple, vanilla, slightly alcoholic
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, toffee, grapefruit, delicate oak bitterness
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, sweet, warming, dry end with a hint of cloves

  16. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Loch Lomond 14 years, 46% alc. Original bottling. Maturation: American oak barrels, maturing in French oak (Limousin) for 12 months

    Nose: plum jam and dates, wonderfully sugary and sweet. The plum jam contains a lot of cinnamon and some speculoos. With a little time, the fruit flavors change, overripe apples, applesauce, dried apricots, malt and vanilla, cloves. Splendid.

    Palate: Very light again at the beginning, quickly becomes heavier and gains depth. Sugar-sweet fruit flavors, especially apples, blood oranges and pears. A little coconut and mango, then becomes spicier. Cinnamon and cloves, some nutmeg.

    Finish: Medium long, dry and very spicy. Anise, nutmeg and, at the end, an extremely long cinnamon aroma.

    Conclusion: This subsequent ripening is very successful, astonishingly complex. Those who otherwise prefer sherry barrels will find a really great alternative in this Loch Lomond. This whisky will be allowed to move in with me permanently. I would like to have it in barrel strength now! 86/100 points (tasted in 2021).

    www.notesofmalt.com

  17. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Cheva_Krueger scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I would have the feeling of sitting in a bus and driving through the countryside. While I'm enjoying a lemon cheesecake with green tea and a touch of matcha on the bus, I see a field of grain in front of the window.

    A very pleasant companion, but one that doesn't invite me to take a second piece.

  19. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice palatable malt with a great contrast between slightly creamy, fresh-fruity aromas and a spice cake with old, somewhat musty wood notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind on 06-18-2021 in Wustrow.

  21. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very weird part that I don't know yet if I'm really convinced. Definitely exciting, a malt that you can occupy yourself with for a longer period of time.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The first contact is completely weird. Tree sap, juniper and menthol are dominant and suggest more of a gin. After a while in the glass and with a little warmth, completely different notes emerge. Créme brûlée, vanilla and fresh wood suddenly take over.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A total contrast to the first nose. This is where the advertised cinnamon comes into play, as well as caramel and tropical fruits, very dense and intense.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, plenty of oak and fruit.

  23. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. Saftkenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting and serious bottling with a nice drinking strength.
    Nice and strong, tart, slightly sour, with red fruits and spices. Overall good value for money.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh, spicy and slightly sour. Unripe pears, quince, mint, ginger, some aniseed, malt sugar, vegetable juices, pickled cherries, pineapple, cola-flavored wine gum.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice and strong tingling. The alcohol is very easily noticeable.
      On the palate it is an aromatic reflection of the nose. In addition, there is the (European) oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish. Grapefruit with cherries and slightly bitter wood notes.

  25. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Head to head with the 18 yo. Better balance here and none of the sour and musty off notes I get from the 18.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Initially a bit closed and cramped up but opens up nicely with a few drops of water. Dried and cooked fruits, somewhat musty and slightly floral, dried apricot, cooked apple, sugarbread, cola bottle sweets, a mild sour white wine note, sawdust in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Dried apricot, some apple, slight peach, bitter citrus, bitter and dusty wood notes, white pepper nutmeg and clove
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium: sweeter and fruitier than nose and taste with vanilla, honey, pineapple, and grapefruit fades into subtle musty and bitterish wood notes.

  26. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Intense, mischievous, slightly unpredictable, sweet-fruity whisky. I liked it very much!
    • Nose
      Bright, sugary-fruity, with tones of ripe yellow apple, young foliage, spices, toffee and butter fudge.
    • Taste
      Caramel, quince, pepper, fresh baked goods, tannins.
    • Finish
      Long enough, filled with fruity sweetness, caramel, echoes of overripe yellow apple, slightly astringent with tannins, with a menthol note.

  28. Arwen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For € 27.95 completely ok.

  29. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A relatable malt. Solid oak influence - more btw than the Inchmurrin 18 -, miniscule fainty LL notes. Not the most sippable malt, needs time to get acquainted to, but grows on you and mellows a bit over time. All in all pleasantly more mature and complex than the decent 12 yo. Good one, though 50 EUR are too much, about 40 EUR seems right.

  30. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another positive surprise. This is my second favorite LL bottling after the 17 y.o. "Organic".
    Really well done, and affordable as well.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very pleasant, full of ripe citrus fruits, creamy ex-bourbon sweetness and intense, but elegant spices. Fragrant, floral, and softly herbal. Lots of caramelized wood sugars, vanillin, muscovado. Somewhere in the background, there's this musty, funky, lactic, slightly cheesy note that LL sometimes displays, but it's very manageable. With time (and especially once the first sip has gone down the hatch), the fruits come out more. Really nice fruit + spice combo!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry and woody at first, then comes the sweetness (créme caramel), while the third act belongs to French oak spices and a veritable rush of fruits: jackfruit, mango, pineapple, lychee... I have to say I'm impressed: such a late burst of tropical fruit is usually the domain of high-quality Irish pot still whiskies, really old Speysiders, or the better Bowmores, and this budget bottling does a surprisingly good job of imitating that experience at a fraction of the price.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Softly fading fruit flavors, a muted mustiness, crisp oak spice and a touch of wood smoke. Totally works.

  32. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dense sugar plum malt, dark brown sugar, baking spices, savory, light peat, white pepper. This has a unique malty character and goes from sweet to savory all in one sip. I quite like it

  33. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  34. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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