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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old

Whisky for the "feint-hearted"

4 584

@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

24th Aug 2019


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Nose: full, sweet, smoky, and grassy, with a burnt tobacco edge over black licorice. No fruit to speak of, but rather a sharp, slightly hot maltiness. Not elegant by any means but still rich and complex. Makes the nostrils tingle.

Taste: thick, oily, and sweet off the hop, with bittersweet chocolate and smoke flooding the palate before sourness takes over. Nice grassy flavours and sharp citrus at the tip of the tongue balancing some of the harsher notes at the back. Mouth-filling and hot with alcohol.

Finish: settles down to deliver a medium finish which, while unimpressive, at least isn't bitter. Lingering smoke.

Balance: pretty rough, but enjoyable nonetheless. One feels that a wide cut was employed here, which accounts for its uncouth. Closest comparison might be something like Tobermory. Not exactly the most refined Scotch out there, but if you're looking for big flavour and strong ABV this one just might do it for you.

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Megawatt commented

Whoops, meant to write "uncouth delivery." I wish you could edit these reviews.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

Victor commented

@Megawatt you can edit a review, and if you act quickly, you still can.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

cricklewood commented

@Megawatt nice pun in the title! Your review is accurate, it's an honest whisky, very malty and with some feints, probably something that would do well if let alone in a refill barrel for 20-30yrs. I was eyeing the 18 wondering if it brought a bit of refinement to the table but haven't been able to find a store with a bottle open.

2 years ago 0

vrudy6 commented

I had a dram last night at a near by hibachi restaurant and it was pretty good, simple, but good. It was strong, so I ask the bartender for the bottle to Ck the abv and of no surprise it was 46%. Then when he handed me the bill, he only charged me $10. Right after I checked on my Totalwine app and it’s only $38 for the 750ml. For what it is, it’s a great bargain. The only single malts at that price range are what? Glenmorangie original, Livet, and fiddich. I rather have Lochlomond 12 any day!

2 years ago 0

Megawatt commented

@vrudy6 $38 where you live translates to around $70 in Ontario. "Value" is definitely relative to your location.

2 years ago 0

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