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LOCH LOMOND   geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %       
Distilled and aged to perfection
in old casks
on the banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Distillery Co, Ltd,
Lomond Estate.

LOCH   LOMOND     21  years old  43 %                   
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Aged  in Old Oak Casks,
Finished in Sherry Casks
On the Banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Distillery Co,  Ltd,  
Lomond Estate

LOCH  LOMOND    18 years old                                                 
SINGLE  HIGHLAND  MALT  
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Aged in Old Oak Cask
On the Banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Distillery Co, Ltd, Lomond Estate

LOCH   LOMOND.  PEATED  SINGLE  MALT
SINGLE  HIGHLAND
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY  46 %  
Bottled without Chill - Filtration
Aged in Oak Casks on the
Banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Distillery Co, Ltd,
Lomond Estate

Highland Malt
The Western Highlands
LOCH LOMOND   (1966   zie ook INCHMURRIN en OLD RHOSDHU

Gebouwd in 1965 - 1966 door Barton Brands Ltd te Chicago, de bouwkosten bedroegen E 8,5 miljoen.
Barton Brands Ltd is een Amerikaanse groep met vooral activiteiten in de Amerikaanse whisky industrie, en zij maken in 1959 de stap naar Schotland met de aankoop van een belang in Littlemill.
In 1965 toen Littlemill de grens bereikte van zijn produktie capaciteit werd een tweede distilleerderij gebouwd te Alexandria: Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond ligt aan de rivier de Leven die het meer Loch Lomond verbindt met de Clyde.
Loch Lomond staat op een plek waar al sinds de 18e eeuw een katoenfabriek was gevestigd, en het ketelhuis is gevestigd in het boiler-huis van de voormalige katoenfabriek, de lopende band voor de aanvoer van kolen is er nog altijd.
In 1971 wordt Barton Brands Ltd de alleen eigenaar van Littlemill. In datzelfde jaar wordt Barton Distilling (Scotland) Ltd opgericht.
In 1982 wordt Barton Brands Ltd overgenomen door Amalgamated Distilled Products, de ei-genaar van A.D.P. is de Argyll Group.
Amalgameted Distilled Products was opgericht in 1970 om A. Gillies & Co, exploitant van lagerpakhuizen, makelaars in whisky, blenders en exporteurs én eigenaar van Glen Scotia over te nemen.
In korte tijd werden verschillende ondernemingen overgenomen die betrokken waren bij de
whiskyindustrie, en rond 1980 bezit A.D.P. ongeveer twintig verschillende blended whisky-merken en met een verkoop van een miljoen dozen per jaar die worden afgevuld in een eigen bottelfabriek te Grangemouth.
Amalgamated Distilled Products deed ook mee in een poging om The Distillers Company Ltd over te nemen, maar verloor van Guinness.
Glen Scotia wordt na een verbouwing van 1,5 miljoen dollar in 1984 gesloten.
Loch Lomond wordt in 1985 verkocht aan Inver House.
Littlemill wordt ook gesloten in 1984.
In 1989 is er een management buy-out onder de leiding van twee directeuren van A.D.P. Ian Lockwood en Bob Murdoch en met de hulp van Schenley, een Amerikaans- Canadese firma met whisky belangen.
Gibson International, zoals de onderneming verder ging heropende Glen Scotia in 1989.
In 1994 ging Gibson International bankroet, de Schotse activiteiten, Bartons Distillers (Scotland) Ltd met de distilleerderijen Glen Scotia en Littlemill kwamen in het bezit van Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse, een firma die lagerpakhuizen exploiteert, botteld en blend en sinds 1985 eigenaar is van Loch Lomond, overgenomen van Inver House.

Eigenaar van Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse is Sandy Bulloch, wiens familie geschiedenis teruggaat tot 1855 toen Lade & Co fuseerden met Bulloch & Co, die Loch Katrine te Glasgow en Lossit op Islay bezaten en ook nog Caol Ila kochten.
Hun toen wereldbekende blended whisky was B L Gold Label.
Maar ook deze firma kwam in moeilijkheden in 1920 en ging in liquidatie en werd in 1927 ingelijfd bij de almachtige The Distillers Company Ltd.
Het merk B L Gold Label bestaat nog steeds en Caol Ila, nu het eigendom van Diageo heeft nog steeds vermeld Bulloch Lade & Co als licentienemer van Caol Ila.
Glen Scotia sloot in 1994 omdat het Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse alleen om de voorraad whisky te doen was.
Het eerste beslag werd geproduceerd op 9 Maart 1966 en de distilleerderij werd opgestart op 2 September 1966.
Als gevolg van de terugval in de vraag naar whisky in de jaren tachtig ging Loch Lomond in 1985 in de 'mottenballen'.
Loch Lomond heeft vier met stoom verhitte ketels met een kapaciteit van 1,5 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
Loch Lomond produceert zeven verschillende malt whiskies, in volgorde van turfhoudendheid: Croftengea, Inchmoan, Craiglodge, Old Rhosdhu, Glen Douglas, Inchmurrin en Loch Lomond.
De ketels zijn van het Lomond type.
De Lomond ketel is een uitvinding van Fred Whiting, een medewerker van Hiram Walker, en is een variant op de pot still ketel en bestaat uit een bijna drie meter hoge kolom, inplaats van de normale zwanenhals, met een watermantel aan het bovenste eind van deze kolom, die de hoeveelheid bepaald van de neerslag die terugloopt in de ketels.
Deze ketels werden voor het eerst gebruikt in de Lomond distilleerderij bij Dunbarton, later ook bij Glenburgie, Miltonduff en Scapa.
Het maakt het mogelijk om verschillende whiskies te produceren in dezelfde ketels. Loch Lomond produceert ook graanwhisky, ongeveer 10 miljoen liter per jaar. De single blend zoals men de blend noemt heet ook Loch Lomond. Het koel- en proceswater komt van Loch Lomond.
De malt komt van Port Ellen en soms van Glen Ord.
In Juni 1997 melde The Scotsman (de courant) dat één van de zes lagerpakhuizen door brand was verwoest. 2500 vaten met whisky gingen verloren.
'De vlammen kwamen door het dak en de whisky stroomde uit de deuren' . De whiskies van Glen Scotia en Littlemill lageren ook bij Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond facts
Chairman: Sandy Bulloch
who bought it from Inver House Distillers in 1985. It's the largest independent whisky com-pany after William Grant.
Classification: Highland malt. It's geographically in the Lowlands, but the distillery is classified as a Highland malt because it lies just over the Highland line stretching from Greenock to Dundee.
The seven malts in order of peatiness: Croftengea (the peatiest); Inchmoan; Craiglodge: Old Rhosdhu: Glen Douglas: Inchmurrin: Loch Lomond.
Nearest equivalent malts:
Ardbeg, lagavulin and Laphroaig are closest in style to Croftengea, Bowmore is closest to
Inchmoan and Graiglodge; Glenlivet is closesty to Inchmurin; Glenfiddich to Loch Lomond.
Nearest equivalent to Loch Lomond Single Blend: Whyte & Mackay. Loch Lomond Single Blend release date: 'Sometime in 1999'.

HEAVY METAL
Production director John Peterson explains technology, Loch Lomond style.
'These stills are made up of a steam-heated traditional 'pot' for the lower bulbous part, with a 20-foot rectifying column attached on top as the still head. The stills work inde-penently in indentical pairs of one wash and one spirit still.
The wash still columns consist of 14 sieve plates at regular intervals, and as the steam and alcohol vapours rise up the column they pass through the sieve plates.
The alcohol concentration in the spirit increases on each succeeding plate where a complex
series of overflow weirs around the plate's edge allows the trapped distillate to overflow and go back down the column to the plate below. As the steam and distillate mix in the column a dynamic equilibrium over each plate is gradually reached which allows the necessary volume of spirit eventually to reach the top of the column where it passes to the condenser.
In the spirit stills the plates are perforated with bubble caps over the holes which allows further refluxing of the vapours.
In essence, the high level of fractionation means that we produce a lighter, purer distillate
but we can draw off distillate from the wash still and mix this with distillate from the spirit still to create a denser style of spirit.
When you ally all this to the phenolic specifications in the barley you use, we can effectively create our distinctive types of malt whisky'

Loch Lomond has four unusual stills with rectifying heads and two conventional
pot stills with traditional 'swan necks'.

This stills allows Loch lomond to produce 8 different single malt whiskies

One of the factors that has a great influence on the character of the spirit produced
is the length of the neck of the stills: the longer the neck - the lighter, cleaner the
spirit, the shorter the neck - the more full - bodied or fatter the spirit

By using the rectifying heads in a number of different ways, one can replicate the
effect of different lengths of 'neck'without physically altering them

However this particular design of still does not produce the full range of spirit, the
two other stills are traditional designed stills

Loch Lomond produces single malt whiskies heavily peated (typical Islay), complex
and fruity (typical Speyside) , full bodied fruity (typical Highland) and also soft and
fruity, (typical Lowland)


Loch Lomond has his own Cooperage

Loch Lomond produces the only Single Highland Blended Whisky
  
History:

A .Bulloch & Co, continued to sell their own label whisky, gin and vodka which became
an increasingly important sector.

Subsequently it became prudent to set up our own bottling plant (Glen Catrine Bonded
Warehouse Company Ltd) which again (although its primary function was to supply the
retail outlets) has grown into one of the largest independent bottlers of spirits in Scotland

By 1985 the company was a significant independent force within the whisky trade, but it
was increasingly difficult to obain the stocks of Scotch whisky that were required in order
to ensure the continued growth of Glen Catrine.

In an attempt to help this situation, in 1985 the company purchased a malt distillery Loch Lomond Distillery Co, Ltd.

Although this helped, in the following years Bulloch & Co was faced with the difficulty
of securing supply of Grain whisky.

In 1993  is was decided to add a pair of grain stills to the distillery

In the mean time the 27 shops throughout Scotland were sold  

History:

1965          Built by Littlemill Distillery Company Ltd,
                 Owned by Duncan Thomas and Barton Brands Chicago

1966          Production starts

1971          Duncan Thomas is bought out and Barton Brands reforms as
                 Barton Distilling (Scotland) Ltd

1984          Loch Lomond closes

1985          Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd, owner Alexander Bulloch
                 buys Loch Lomond

1987          Loch Lomond restarts

1993          A Grain distillery is added to the plant

1997          A fire destroys 0 litres of maturing whisky

1999          Two more stills are installed

2005          Inchmoan and Craiglodge are officially launched, 4 years old and
                 distilled in 2001
                 Inchmurrin is launched as q 12 years old

2006          Inchmurrin 4 years old, Croftengea 9 years old and Glen Douglas 4 years
                 old are launched


The Company's Chairman is Alexander (Sandy) Bulloch (2009)

The Bulloch family can trace its interest in the Scotch Whisky trade back to 1842 when
Gabriel Bulloch partnered J.H. Dewar in a Scotch wholesaling business in Glasgow

The family's involvement in the whisky business continued until the late 1940's when,
due to the untimely early death of their father, Sandy and his sister Irene were required
to join their mother to help wwith the operation of the single shop that the family owned
in Glasgow. They used (as was practice then) buy barrels of Scotch whisky , brandy and
rum and bottle it in their shop cellar. Shortly thereafter Sandy bought his first 'filling's
(new or immature whisky)

The Bulloch family built up a substantial chain of retail outlets in Scotland(A. Bulloch &
Co.) In order to supply these, a wholsale company was aquired (Wm. Morton Ltd), and
although its primary function was to supply A. Bulloch & Co, its business gradually grew
and it is now one of the largest independent wholesalers in Scotland

17 July 2012

LOCH LOMOND DISTILLERY

It is said that Pernod Ricard will by Loch Lomond

LOCH  LOMOND  DISTILLERY

Water: Loch Lomond
Mash tun: 1 x 5 tonnes
Washback: 1 x 25000 litres
2 wash stills x 25000 ltres
2 spirit stills x 18000 litres
Output: 1,5 000.000 litres

OUR HISTORY


OUR HISTORY IS STEEPED IN THE 6 CELTIC CLANS THAT TOUCHED LOCH LOMOND,
INCLUDING THE CLANS OF COLQUHOUN, MCFARLANE, GALBRAITH, MACAULAY, MACGREGOR,
MENZIES AND BUCHANAN.


The clans of Scotland have survived for centuries and although belonging to a clan today is quite a different experience to the one you may have had 300 or 400 years ago, many of the traditional values and feelings are the same.

While the term “Clan” means family or children in Scots gaelic, not everyone in the same clan was actually related to one another. The clan structure however embodied a feeling of unity and strength, a spirit of togetherness and friendship and one which allowed the Clansmen to have control over their designated land. (You can see from our map the clans which surrounded Loch Lomond).

The spirit of kinship is reflected in our range of Loch Lomond whiskies-to be enjoyed on their own and also shared with others!


The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the north end
of Loch Lomond near Tarbet (known as Tarbat). Sadly in the old days relatively few paper
records were kept and the closing date of this Distillery remains unclear.

The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1964 by the former owners of the
Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow.

LOCH LOMOND
DISTILLERIES


LITTLEMILL AND LOCH LOMOND: FROM ILLICIT STILLS IN BOTHIES AND BARNS TO THE
GREAT BONDED WAREHOUSES OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE, THIS PART OF SCOTLAND HAS
PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE STORY OF WHISKY.



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Loch Lomond marks the boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland. This area - so close to the major bottling town of Dumbarton - has been at the heart of the whisky industry for centuries. Sadly though, at least nine distilleries around the Loch have been lost over the years, leaving Loch Lomond Distillers to maintain a proud local tradition into the 21st century.

Our own story began in 1772, with the founding of the Littlemill distillery on the site of an old brewery, at Dunglass Castle in Bowling. It is possibly the oldest distillery in Scotland with distilling at this site dating back to the 14th century.
It is a few miles from the loch itself with its water source being the Auchentorlie Burn.

The distillery changed hands several times before it was acquired by an American gentleman named Duncan Thomas. He lived in the former exciseman's house at Littlemill for a while, and went on to build the new Loch Lomond Distillery in Alexandria which is now our home.

The inspiration for the Loch Lomond Distillery comes from the physical beauty of the Highland region in which it is sited. The magnificent Ben Lomond mountain towers above the loch and looks down on the distillery. Its history is steeped in the 7 Celtic Clans that touched Loch Lomond, including the clans of Colquhoun, Mcfarlane, Galbraith, MacAulay (2), Menzies and Buchanan.

Loch Lomond distillery opened in 1964, with production beginning the following year. In 1984 the distillery closed - or fell silent, to use the traditional term. Happily though, Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Grain whisky production began in 1993 and two new malt stills were added in 1999.

At the time the Grain distillery opened in 1994, it was the only distillery in Scotland producing both Grain and Malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills.

The uniqueness of our pot malt stills rest in the cylindrical necks of the spirit stills. Traditionally the necks of malt
stills are open. The Loch Lomond stills include special distillation trays in the necks, allowing for greater contact with
the cooling alcohol vapour. This makes the process more efficient. These stills can produce alcohol up to 90% ABV
where normal stills deliver the alcohol at around 70% ABV. This style of still allows for different ‘flavour notes’ to be
captured and emphasised through the range of alcohol strengths that can be captured and rejected. This is much
more difficult to achieve through a conventional pot still.
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