Very aromatic, fortified wine-style nose. Plump rich sultana with subtle but vinous sherried tinges. Not overpowering but clear and direct. Almost a smoky quality once the darker fruit notes subside.
Taste: peat at end, med body, cream and toffee
A surprisingly malty firm palate. This structure remains throughout but with layers of ripe pears with cinnamon, ginger and dark sugar notes, each taking their turn to appear as the palate develops. Mild hints of dried fruits finish this off. The maltiness is chewy in quality and effect.
Finish: peat softly rises, white pepper lingers
On the finish the dried fruit notes take on an almost blackcurrant tone, more astringent, the sweetness curbed by notes of lemon tartness towards the end.
Comments: If I wanted a blend...this would be good one to have
Loch Lomond Signature Blended https://www.scotchandscones.com/loch-lomond-whisky/ July 7, 2017