About Inchmurrin 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
With its history in the Highlands region of Scotland dating back to 1814, Loch Lomond Distillery marries traditional distilling techniques with modern technology when making Inchmurrin Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Family-owned, Loch Lomond Distillery takes its name from its main water source — Loch Lomond (loch is the Scottish word for lake), the largest loch in the United Kingdom.
In an old calico-dyeing factory, custom-made "Lomond"stills distill the wash made from malted barley grains. By law, all Scotch must be aged for at least three years in a bonded warehouse. The "bonding"refers to the fact that the warehouse must be under the authority of Her Majesty's Custom and Excise. Inchmurrin Single Malt is aged for twelve years in used American bourbon casks. Prior to reusing the casks, Loch Lomond's coopers dechar each barrel back to fresh wood and then re-fire it, enhancing the flavor profile of the Inchmurrin that ages inside. During the twelve years that it ages in these casks, approximately 25% of the Inchmurrin is lost due to evaporation (this portion is known as the "angel's share").
Inchmurrin Single Malt, named after the largest island in Loch Lomond, is medium-bodied and lightly peated. With notes of barley sugar, dried herbs and a hint of caramel, we're incredibly proud to introduce this as our first Scotch.
Located on the boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland, the area around Loch Lomond has been at the heart of the country’s whisky industry for centuries. The Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria was commissioned by the Littlemill Distilling Company in 1965 with first distillation in 1966. In 1984, the distillery closed. Luckily, malt production was resumed only three years later, after the business was acquired by Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company.
Grain whisky production at the distillery began in 1993, making Loch Lomond the only distillery in Scotland producing both grain and malt whisky. The following year, the Loch Lomond Cooperage opened, and today Loch Lomond is one of only 4 distilleries in Scotland that has their cooperage on site. This gives the distillery total control over barrel repairs and charring, so every cask is perfect for maturing the Loch Lomond spirit. Every year, 7 full time experienced coopers replace metal hoops on around 10,000 barrels to tighten them, so the angel’s share doesn’t become any larger. Loch Lomond is probably Scotland's most versatile distillery, producing a full range of malts, from heavily peated whisky typical of Islay, to complex fruity expressions typical Speyside and full-bodied fruity expressions typical of Highland, as well as soft and fruity malt typical of Lowland.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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