Loch Lomond 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB198525
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Bottling
Bottled
16.08.2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
bourbon; refill; recharred
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2 2 28.21 16.08.2021
Barcode
5016840035206
Bottled for
D12 10th anniversary
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
07 dec 2021 11:33 pm by MaffeMeloen
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 33.06

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Whisky reviews for Loch Lomond 10-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.93 points.

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a well blended Inchmurrin.
    It is not a beginners whisky, but quite an easy way of getting to know Inchmurrin. Although it will put many people off, I am quite fond of this style.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite a good nose, it gives Inchmurrin straight away. Some fudge, some caramel, green apples.
      And a note which I cannot give a name, but makes it clearly Inchmurrin.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thin mouthfeel. Some caramel, the fruitiness is quite recognizable. Little smoke, like coal fire.
      Quite dissapointing
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. Quite some dark fruit notes. A tad bitter, but not unpleasant.

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  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It looks surprisingly like an old blend, too bad the whole is not more balanced.
    • Nose
      Nose of citrus fruits, vanilla, slightly spicy, caramel.
    • Taste
      Spicy mouth, not very harmonious reduction. Citrus, lemony notes in particular. Bitter caramel and dust.
    • Finish
      Final wet cardboard, wax, very light smoke.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Citric with orange, tobacco,toffee, vanilla, spices, not bad

  5. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Oak aromas with caramel, light fruits and a hint of peat smoke.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Earthy notes with light fruits, vanilla and a hint of peat smoke.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length with earthy notes, a hint of peat smoke, vanilla and citrus fruits.

  6. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    EYE/NOSE
    Beautiful gold tone, unfortunately from the chemistry kit. Unnecessary. In the nose, with a whopping 60% water content, the slightly alcoholic character is surprising, which makes me think back to earlier Loch Lomond 'brilliances', especially those in blue tubes. However, as soon as the first brief rush has been overcome, it becomes very pleasant. I note cereals, then vanilla honey sweetness, light fruits, especially canned peaches. Freshly cut apple wedges and old, dry paper. The latter, in particular, is a scent that one instinctively associates with much older malts and which is doubly fun here against this background. Finally, I even think I can perceive tobacco from a freshly used leather pouch. Probably a peat or charring influence. Subordinate, but nonetheless effective and makes the malt appear fuller overall.

    PALATE
    A pleasant, mild whisky. Creamy, full-bodied. Slightly peppery heat, breakfast cereals, pleasantly fruity and malty sweet. Vineyard peaches, tangerine juice, spicy wood notes and, above all, a fine carpet of vanilla powder.

    FINISH/CONCLUSION
    Comparatively short, warm aftertaste. In addition, the expected, accompanying fruit sweetness, slightly spicy oak load and a little white pepper. Not as soft as the low alcohol content might suggest. At the very end, a very delicate smoky note, like a smoldering cigarette at the next table.
    The result is a flawless, multi-layered entry-level malt that should not only give pleasure to beginners.

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Really interesting how this is reminiscent of old bottlings - very nice
    • Nose
      87 87
      Hints of cooked oranges, old books, old stamps, whiffs of smoke, even some OBE although it can't be - really interesting
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, fruity, honey, more cooked oranges, subtle sweetness, some old books, jam, tobacco
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, some vanilla

  9. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My friend brought it with him while we were making sample sets for the next ‘Thuisfestival’. We drank it together and what he already told earlier became reality: it’s such a shame that they bottled this at 40% with probably added coloring and chill filtration as well.
    I took another sample to analyse a bit further
    • Nose
      On the nose this is clearly an Inchmurrin. Extremely fruity, grassy and with an industrial note laying underneath. A mix of green and red apples, fudge, caramel and cream butter. Besides that I get hints of mowed grass and some mild minty flavors. The metal-like flavor is there as well which reminds me of wet copper.
    • Taste
      The palate is the absolute weak spot here. No wonder LL bottles almost every core range expression at 46%. This feels thin and is rather dull. Some sweet flavors like apple juice and some mild herbs and spices but it’s almost not specifiable.
    • Finish
      The finish lifts up again. Close to being as pleasant as the nose. Quite some dry flavors here. Dried herbs like nutmeg and vanilla powder, but also peel from green apples. It tends to be a wee tart at the end which is mixed with some fudgy flavors, but it’s right within limits.

      This keeps me wondering… If only they bottled this at 46%, this would have been a real stunner! But clearly they needed something not too complex and accessible but tasteful for their costumers to point out the anniversary. And that’s exactly what this is :) for the €33 it is costing I could recommend buying this, if you dig the Inchmurrin profile or when you consider to find out if you do. But 6-10cl sample can be satisfying as well.

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