Inchmoan 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Island Collection
Stated Age
12 years old
Re-charred American Oak & Refill Bourbon
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Jun 2017 6:02 pm by Robinzon25

Average value

€ 46.31

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Whisky Reviews for Inchmoan 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.56 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    loch lomond and a peaty version
    • Nose
      fruity, quite fresh peat, woody and almonds, on the core
      a little spicy
    • Taste
      spices, peppery, that tumble!
      light peat appears, with some smoked meat!
      the fruits arrive then, rather subtle, not only on the citrus fruits, there is also a little fruit on the mandarin
      wood after, and a vanilla side that stands out
      back on the almond, its core and a sweet side, then a little liquorice too!
    • Finish
      short, on the same scents, a little woody, more smoky than peaty

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A miniature of this is probably enough...
    • Nose
      An old ground sheet after being in a tent for a week
    • Taste
      A watered down peat monster which some mad chef has put black pepper in.
    • Finish
      Not bad although that rubbery ground sheet won't quite go away.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    sensation of port wine and sherry mixed.
    peat a little carnivorous, caramel melted, and candied fruits, a little maderized.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. coldsun scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Deliciously peaty, smoky, with notes of fresh exotic fruits and citruses.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pretty nice one, although it needs some time. Things start a little light, but it's getting more powerfull after some while.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet smoke, floral, fruity, citrus and apples. Some tobacco and hay as well.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Pretty smooth, light sweet smoke, caramel and milkchocolate. Some light honey, later on it's getting more powerfull, more pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Just a little bit pickering, sweet, honey, some fruit. Later on the finish gets more powerfull too. Pretty long, tobacco.

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  7. RobIsrael scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Loch Lomond is nor a big or good name in whiskyland. This is by far not a bad whisky. But the colour? It is almost orange?
    • Nose
      82 82
      Quite mature actually, yes there is peat, but also oak, vanilla, honey, barley, apples, pears, apricots. it is a little bit Campletownish (Glen Scotia).
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oily texture, light peat, vanilla, not as good as the nose but pleasant.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short finish, not really complex, no off notes. Wel done.

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very pleasant smoke, forest fruits, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy, fruity, smoked ham
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and smoky
      Great 12er definitely recommended - great PLV - therefore 89 points

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fire Basket

    Inchmoan is the heavily peated variety (50ppm) from Loch Lomond, in which different kinds of peat are used to dry the barley. Part of the spirit is distilled in a regular pot still, while the remainder comes from the special Lomond Still.

    The nose reminds me of a fire basked. There is both lots of sweetness and a bit of saltiness detectable. Quite pleasant. Ship’s rope. Sea weeds; But also lots of citrus in the guise of lemon and lime. Add some roasted nuts. Wet leaves. Wet clay. Some pears and litchi. I am quite fond of this, to be honest. When tasting blind, you might just confuse this with an Islay.

    Dark and sweet notes are joined by sweet peat (without the typical Islay medicinal traits though) on the one hand and maritime notes on the other. Some green garden herbs and peppers, but most of your tastebuds’ attention will be drawn by pomelo and lemon in a smoky jacket. All good, I have to say.

    The finnish, which is quite long, offers touches of ashes and some cold coffee.

    Well, this is almost as good (although quite different) than the Inchmurrin 12 (from 2017!), but lacks a bit on the fruity notes. Lovely peaty whisky, though!

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Loch Lomond had the first charring machine in the UK, back in 1994. Charring at LL starts at 300°c, increasing to 500°c for a medium char. A 6-7 minute char at 700°c reaches [Ardbeg] Aligator levels where the inside of the cask is effectively destroyed. 

    Inchmoan mean island of the peat. This smoker is made up of straight-necked & pot still distillate [a 66/33 ratio], with a peat level of 50ppm. LL make a medicinal peat and a spicy peat spirit, maturing them separately for around 12 years in re-charred US casks before marrying. This process creates a uniquely different peat style.

    N: Peppery & salty start with peppered ham, plimsolls, lamb and muddy white pepper. Reminds me of SMWS’s recent Laphroaig releases.
    T: More of that SMWS Laphroaig style [though lighter], with flavours of turkey, flakey pastry, white pepper and spice.
    F: Muddy ash and vanilla.
    C: Abound with family character.Scores a B-


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