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Loch Lomond Aged 12 Years

KWM 2020 Whisky Advent Calendar - Day 24

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

24th Dec 2020


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It's Christmas Eve, folks! Our second-to-last dram is Loch Lomond 12 Year Old - non-chill-filtered and matured in ex-bourbon, recharred and refill casks.

The colour is a medium amber. On the nose we have caramel, ginger, vanilla cupcake and red apple. Rather herbal. Strawberry. Slight hint of smoke. Earthy. Kind of a gingerbread quality - just in time for Christmas!

The palate is silky with darker caramel, more ginger, some chili, raspberry and peat at low-volume. Orange pith with a hint of lemon zest. Rich but elegant.

The finish is oaky with wood smoke, toffee and clove. Other Loch Lomonds I've had before have been a bit off-putting, but this is delicious - slightly peaty, earth, rich but also fruity and malty. Very nice.

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cricklewood commented

Interesting review, do you know if this is a new release or a rebranding of Loch Lomond 12?

about one year ago 0

talexander commented

I'm not totally sure, but I think the LL12 has been around before, and this is probably a new branding. No idea of the flavour profile is better or worse than older bottlings (I do know it's better than their current NAS offering).

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

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