Loch Lomond Single Grain

Overall rating
80.78/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB167229
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5016840260219
Added on
11 oct 2020 10:00 pm by MaltMusings
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 28.49

21 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

219 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Loch Lomond Single Grain

26 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.78 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nothing such a flavor and almost an interesting taste, at least unusual. But the aftertaste is unpleasant and instantly entering, you do not have time to recover after the taste.

    N:20 T:20 F:19 B:19
    • Nose
      Smoked duchesse, lemonade cork, peaty, sweet and candy, glycerin, barberry.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sour barberry, Duchess smoked with phenol, ethanol is felt.
      Sweetness 8 out of 10
    • Finish
      Smoky, burning, sour, bitter and simple.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 28 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    19 18 19 19 75

    A good aperitif theme, but for me the grain is still too much.

  4. minialkoff scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    20+20+19+20

  5. WhiskyHarry1981 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Very floral, unfortunately not my taste

  6. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Unsurprisingly, a very close match to the unpeated version, but the smoke crowds out much (but not all) of the fruitiness in the palate and supplants the pastry almost completely.

    The nose is a bit more basic and differently balanced, with a really gentle sweet peatiness and the blunted lemon I usually associate with young Caol Ila.

    As with the unpeated, the palate starts slow and comes alive with the spice - less fruity this time, with the sweet but gentle peat taking up the space and riding out the finish.

    The tail follows a similar pattern of the rising dry oak and fleeting bitterness chaperoned by syrup, but here the muted, ashy smoke again replaces fruit.

    Great stuff. Somehow younger tasting than its twin, but I think I slightly prefer it.
    • Nose
      Soft smoke, sweet lemon, straw peat, ribena, apricot yoghurt, green banana
    • Taste
      barley water, vanilla cream, grey pepper, gentle honeyed smoke, white peach
    • Finish
      Gentle ash, Heather, dry oak, chicory, golden syrup,

  7. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Unsurprisingly, a very close match to the unpeated version, but the smoke crowds out much (but not all) of the fruitiness in the palate and supplants the pastry almost completely.

    The nose is a bit more basic and differently balanced, with a really gentle sweet peatiness and the blunted lemon I usually associate with young Caol Ila.

    As with the unpeated, the palate starts slow and comes alive with the spice - less fruity this time, with the sweet but gentle peat taking up the space and riding out the finish.

    The tail follows a similar pattern of the rising dry oak and fleeting bitterness chaperoned by syrup, but here the muted, ashy smoke again replaces fruit.

    Great stuff. Somehow younger tasting than its twin, but I think I slightly prefer it.
    • Nose
      Soft smoke, sweet lemon, straw peat, ribena, apricot yoghurt, green banana
    • Taste
      barley water, vanilla cream, grey pepper, gentle honeyed smoke, white peach
    • Finish
      Gentle ash, Heather, dry oak, chicory, golden syrup

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 46%.

    30ml consumed Aug 2022.

    Really interested by the concept of a 'peated grain', which I’ve never encountered before. But if this is made in a column still, I wondered, how much peat character would remain? How much peated barley did they even use?

    Light yellow with a green hue.

    Any fears that the peat wouldn't come through were allayed straight away. Unmistakable on the aroma. Banana fritter and green apple, thick-skinned pears, along with rusty metal and log smoke. Decent. Pretty basic but clean.

    Body is watery.

    Taste is light and soft, no spirit burn at all. It offers a range of things ... just very subtly. There are the lightest hints of fruits and oak and grain and a soft but building smoke. There’s a little white chocolate and biscuit. A little pepper and bitter charred oak. Settles on having a soft initial impact but with a peppery, subtly smoky, finish.

    I really didn’t know what to expect but this has ended up being one of the better Loch Lomond whiskies I’ve tried so far. The peat character reminds me of Caol Ila, but without the depth of smoke, instead offering very subtle pleasant nuances. Quite solid...surprisingly so. 3.525/84

  9. LakatosKE scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    heavy peat, nail polisher like, citrus combined with petrol, not my cup of tea.

  10. LakatosKE scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    heavy peat, nail polisher like, citrus combined with petrol, not my cup of tea.

  11. Captain Teague scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Short:

    Great sweetness, smoked lemons with sea breeze some ash and slight umami notes from front to end simple but almost perfectly balanced on spot w a great consistency...I guess we're at South Islay..wait. ok.. it's a nice surprise w. an amazing plv. 87

  12. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    "Floral & Smoky" really nails it.

    I'd already heard good things about this bottling, but I wasn't expecting the quality to be this high at such a low price.

    A nice surprise!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Amazingly mild for 46% and a (presumably) young age. This starts off well.
      Floral indeed, with whiffs of peonies, chamomile, (very faint) lavender, and cut grass. Lovely light character. The peat smoke slots in right behind that, with an ashy-lemony character that reminds me of bourbon-matured Bowmore. Super fresh and vibrant, without any aggressive / alcoholic signs of youth. The casks must've been of good quality as well, adding honey, nutmeg and cinnamon to the mix.

      Young peated whisky is really not my favorite style, but this is pretty impressive. Also, it's the rare kind of peaty whisky that I can even imagine drinking in the summertime.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Delivers what the nose promised. Lovely sweetness from the ex-bourbon casks, super mild and juicy, I'm thinking of honeymelon and grape juice. No alcoholic burn at all, but instead an acidic boost toward the end (more like juice now), and a nice spicy kick in the finish. To me, the peat smoke seems more like a framework that guides the flavor development, not really a spotlighted feature in itself. Can't help but think of Bowmore again at this point.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Melon, lime, seltzer, thyme honey, anise, white pepper, and grated ginger. Great interplay between fruit, sweet & sour, and spiciness from oak & spirit.

  13. THoekstra scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Single malt labelled as a single grain due to the coffey still.
    Average in a good way but commendable for the price.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Floral, iodine, bandages, musty reminds me of freshly weaved hemp rope, salt, pear, sweet bubble gum, smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      Spicy, peat, smoke, again musty, licorice, anise
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, mainly peat and a bit sweet.

  14. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      medicinal, iodine, fruity smoke, moth balls, kaffir lime
    • Taste
      86 86
      peat, smoke, spicy, aniseed, licorice
    • Finish
      86 86
      lightly tangy, peat notes linger, mellow

  15. Klotz79 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A whiskey I would say
    "Hello, I'm glad to have met you"
    And don't forget that for a price that leaves the 95% of those in this price range standing!
    Complex from smoke to fruit and yet it is medium to long on the palate.

    I don't know if you're allowed to say that here, it's my first rating, if not please give a hint.
    Bought and well advised and not only at https://www.whiskyginrum.de
    • Nose
      Fruity citrus and vanilla note with a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      First impression Cotton candy hits the mark quite well, toffee, a pleasant pinch of pepper.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, pepper or barrel
      Medium to medium/long finish very pleasant

  16. DramALife scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    The barley was peated to around 50 ppm, but as it’s distilled in a Coffey still, result in a sweet one that’s moderately peated. Experience is mostly peat-driven, hence the lack of depth and complexity. It’s nonetheless a decent sniffing whisky.

    N 25
    Delicate and clean
    Moderately peated
    Salted caramel
    Overripe fruit
    Baked loaf
    New-make barley sweetness at the back

    P 23

    Boiled sweet with peat
    Fragrant spices (star anise, touch of pepper)
    Quite woody
    Lemon tart
    A whiff of vanilla behind the spices

    F 23
    Mid finish, prolonged by the peat smoke
    Moderately peated ash, quite earthy
    Light touch of peppery spice lingering
    Spirity

  17. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    OK, it's easy drinking without a headache, goes down like oil. Peaty, straightforward, nice sweetness and fruit. Simple but tasty and you can't taste the grain at all, maybe a little in the finish. A thoroughly positive curiosity. I look forward to further maturation than the youthful NAS
    • Nose
      Very mild on the nose, fruity, almost floral, some youthful yeast, vanilla, and above all a good shovel of peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant in the mouth, mildly fruity, slightly tingling, peaty and a hint of vanilla.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short, smoky, a bit sweet and then a minimally tart note. smoke to the end.

  18. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    It is of course not really a grain whisky because it’s made from barley. But because it’s distilled in a Coffey still, the SWA doesn’t allow it to be called a single malt.
    It’s quite an unusual peated whisky, but it’s only ok. Somewhat on the spirit-like side too. Definitely interesting to taste once, but I wouldn’t buy a bottle of this myself.
    • Nose
      Peat at first which is slightly medicinal it seems, leaning towards bandages and a touch of iodine. Fresh lemons and unripe pears. A hint of vanilla. It’s a little bit grassy at some point too. Gooseberries. A touch of icing sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Peat on the arrival. Some sweetness, but also heather. Vanilla and a note of lemongrass. A hint of peach. Apples and those unripe pears again. A touch of white pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit on the short side with mainly smoke and a layer of sweetness.

  19. KB201 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Grain whiskey is softer and lighter in taste than single malt. This comes from the Loch Lomond distillery and matured in American oak barrels.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet, cotton candy, vanilla, shortbread cookies.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Cotton candy, toffee, dark chocolate, grapefruit and some peppery heat.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-length finish, dark chocolate, white pepper, a hint of lime.

  20. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The single grain is, interestingly, malted barley. It can't be called a single malt because it has been distilled in a column (Coffey) still. Lemon yoghurt, brine, pears, apples, cheddar cheese, black pepper, heathery peat, oranges. Smooth, buttery texture. Slightly Talisker-esque, which is no bad thing.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Roley scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  22. aw-home scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Phenolic peat smoke with floral notes, apples, blackcurrants, citrus and malty sweetness.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peat smoke with floral notes, apples, blackcurrants, citrus fruits and malty sweetness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length with peat smoke, apples, blackcurrants, citrus and malty sweetness.

  23. schafi1980 scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Bottle was opened for a tasting. There was something mechanical-chemical in the nose as well as in the mouth, which simply covered the entire taste and made the whiskey inedible.

    Will certainly get another chance at a later point in time. Hope this negative taste is fleeting ...

  24. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. Dan0 scored this whisky 58 points Connoisseur

    just bad, reminds me of certain brand of "mouth gargle" medicine/spray, yuck

  26. MrDvorak scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The aroma contains dried medical bandages in iodine, a duchess drink and white bread. The taste almost completely echoes the aroma, adding minerality and white filling. The finish is bitter, medicinally smoky, mineral, slightly sour.

    It is not very tasty and pleasant, but quite interesting, you do not often meet such a medical profile, pears go upstairs.

    RATING: 79pts - | 75 - 79 (C +) → Average | - Not good, not bad, just is.

  27. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain, 46% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: Bourbon barrels

    Nose: Clean and fresh, peat smoke and pears catch my eye immediately. The smoke is medicinal, iodine and bandages, but not harsh. Behind it a mild sweetness spreads, pear compote, liquorice and a hint of salmiak.

    Palate: peat smoke dominates, also here still slightly medicinal. With tart apples, ripe pears and a little apricot. The liquorice gets stronger, a little pepper and cloves are added, all in all very harmonious.

    Finish: Medium length, with campfire and smoked meat, slightly sweet.

    Conclusion: A single grain that completely convinces me, which is very rare. Not very complex, but smoky, sweet and very harmonious. Really recommendable. 84 points (2021).

    www.notesofmalt.com

  28. master_art scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Strong medical iodine on first nose. After few minutes it becames sweet, some fruits, little peaty. But still very unusual. I think I like it - sometimes we need surprises.
    Young spirits make it a little harsh to taste. Peat and sweet.
    Finish rather short, peat and sweet.

  29. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I didn’t like this whiskey very much because it didn’t have a smoky-spicy character and a light pear candy base.
    • Nose
      Fresh, pear and at the same time a little smoky, peppery.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoked, with echoes of Duchess soda, bread and black pepper.
    • Finish
      Moderately smoked, of medium duration, mainly due to its phenolic content, with hints of pepper and malt, set against a caramelized pear base.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login