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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

1

  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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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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2 comments

@cricklewood
cricklewood commented

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

3 months ago 0

@talexander
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).

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

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