Loch Lomond releases peated single malts

Independent distiller and blender Loch Lomond has extended its Island Collection with the addition of two heavily peated single malts – Inchmoan 12 Year Old and Inchmoan Vintage 1992.

Bottled at 46% abv, Inchmoan 12 Year Old is a combination of malt whiskies matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill Bourbon American oak casks. It is described as having “sweet vanilla” notes with “depth, marrying smoke and spiciness”.  Inchmoan Vintage 1992 has been aged for 25 years in refill Bourbon barrels. Bottled at 48.6%, it has "elegant and rich" notes with a “beautiful balance of fruit and spicy peat”. The new additions joins Inchmurrin 12-year-old, Inchmurrin 18-year-old and Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish. “Our intriguing new Inchmoan expressions have been created to celebrate the history and heritage of the island and are the first heavily peated releases in the Loch Lomond Whiskies range,” said Michael Henry, master blender at Loch Lomond distillery. “I have selected three different spirits each bringing a unique peat characteristic, whether that’s spicy, medicinal peat or smoky peat, to the Inchmoan 12 Year Old. This combination creates a balanced, complex peat character highlighting some of the softer, spicier peat notes often masked by heavier peat flavours.” Inchmoan 12 Year Old is available to buy in 70cl bottles at independent whisky retailers and online. Prices start from £44 for Inchmoan 12 Year Old and £199 for Inchmoan Vintage 1992.