This a single grain whisky from Loch Lomond distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Loch Lomond is highly adaptable and contains different types of stills, allowing them to create any style of whisky.
Loch Lomond 19 yo (49,7%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2016, Batch #3, 50 cl, 267 btl.)
Nose: Pineapple cubes, coconut, vanilla, model glue. Typical grain combo. Pepper, straciatella ice cream, apple peel. Some citrusy zing. There’s a lot of varnish and even a hint of acetone, which makes it difficult to get into the other aromas.
Mouth: vanilla and apples, before it turns towards remarkable salty notes, nutmeg and a bit of a harsh, white rummy side. Hints of coffee and caramel. Ginger. Not really convinced.
Finish: not too long, with alcohol and aniseed.
I tend to appreciate a well-aged grain whisky, but this has too many raw, industrial notes for me, and just middle-of-the-road aromas. Not a fan, I’m afraid. Available from Master of Malt for around € 65.