Loch Lomond and specifically Inchmurrin has managed to impress me on several occasions in the past few years, but I’m still struggling with the majority of expressions that are quirky to say the least.
Here’s a brand-new Inchmurrin 20 Year Old bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
Inchmurrin 20 yo (51%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2018, Batch #3, 708 btl.)
Nose: starting on a lot of marzipan and caramel aromas. Also a waxy note and something of oil paint and putty. Even a hint of tequila liqueur (should that exist). It settles down after a while, on gingerbread and lots of regular bread notes. Sweet apples. A bit funny, but not bad.
Mouth: really idiosyncratic again. Buttery notes, fresh pastry. Caramel notes again, baked banana and milk chocolate. Vanilla waffles. Medium earthy spices like aniseed and pepper. The bready side is still here as well.
Finish: not very long, mostly on cereals or sweet pastry.
Funny is the best word here, but in an interesting way. Always revolving around these malty, bready notes, with a few unique touches. Not expensive, available from Master of Malt.