Inchmoan 12 Year Old Single Malt is born from a combination of malt whiskies from our traditional swan neck pot stil land our unique straight neck pot stil lto create an uncoventional peat character with a lot of depth marrying smoke and spiciness. It is matured for 12 years in a mix of recharred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks giving sweet vanilla background noted that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.
The distillery houses four distinct styles of still which can be combined to create a hight quality range of whiskies.
Using a combination of two Loch Lomond still types we are able to create a more complex range of flavours with hints of peat and smoke.
For centuries, the mainland inhabitants ofLuss, on the west side of Loch Lomond used Inchmoan as their source of peat fuel fort he village fires. Hence its name“Inch – Moan” ,the island of the peatin gaelic. In early summer, it must have been a hive of industry with boats being rowed out, men cutting deep into the peat banks and women and children stacking the peats to dry in the summer sun, later tob e carried tot the boats and brought home in autumn.
Long and relatively flatInchmoanis known today for its large sandy beaches but the interior is a jungle of rhoddodendron, birch, alder, gorse, hog myrtle and blueberry, the peaceful sanctuary of visiting fallow dear.
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Produced at the multi-tasking Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria, Inchmoan is a heavily peated variant of the Inchmurrin single malt.
Like Inchmurrin and Inchfad, Inchmoan takes its name from an island on Loch Lomond, and is essentially a heavily peated version of Loch Lomond distillery’s Inchmurrin single malt.
It is produced using Inchmurrin’s unusual stills – pot stills with rectifying plates in their necks – and has a character that combines light fruitiness and peat.
Releases have been intermittent and small-scale, but Inchmoan has recently been given a new lease of life as part of the Loch Lomond Island Collection. The single malt is now available as a 12-year-old matured in re-charred American oak and refill Bourbon casks, as well as a 1992 Vintage distilled exclusively in Loch Lomond’s straight neck pot stills.
Since Loch Lomond distillery began operations in 1966, the plant has earned a reputation for being the most versatile and multi-functional in Scotland.
Additional stills of various shapes and sizes have been installed in the intervening period, including the twin pot stills with rectifying heads that produce Loch Lomond’s Inchmurrin and Inchmoan single malts.
Initial releases were infrequent and small in terms of volume, with bottlings appearing in the mid-2000s of varying (but generally quite youthful) ages, typically under the group’s Distillery Select label.In 2014, Loch Lomond was acquired by businessman Colin Matthews, with the financial backing of Exponent Private Equity. Three years later, the company announced plans for a new Loch Lomond Island Collection range of single malts, including