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LOMOND   20 years old 58,3 %       INFO
Date distilled Apr 72
Date bottled Aug 92
Society Cask. No. code 98.1
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

Lowlands
LOMOND  (1938 -1991)      zie ook INVERLEVEN en DUMBARTON

Dumbarton, Strathclyde. Licentiehouder: Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd. Onder-deel van Allied Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Allied Domecq.
In 1938 gesticht door Hiram Walker en in feite twee distilleerderijen: de Dumbarton Grain Distillery en een malt whisky distilleerderij waar twee verschillende single malt whiskies kunnen worden geproduceerd.
De twee single malt whiskies worden beiden van dezelfde mash en met dezelfde gisting gemaakt, maar gedistilleerd in twee verschillende ketels.
De single malt whisky bekend onder de naam Lomond komt uit een ketel die wel lijkt op een alambiek, zoals ook wordt gebruikt in de Cognacstreek.
Het was een uitvinding van Fred Whiting, een medewerker van de Hiram Walker groep en deze ketel was ook in gebruik bij Miltonduff en Glenburgie en als washstill bij Scapa.
De single malt whisky afkomstig uit de Lomond ketel is voller, fluweelachtiger van smaak dan de gewone single malt whisky, Inverleven genaamd.
Het gebruikte water komt uit Loch Lomond.
Er staat één mash tun van 5 ton inhoud, en wash backs van elk 28000 liter inhoud.
De twee ketels worden met stoom verhit, de wash still is groot 25000 liter, de spirit still 20000 liter.

De maltdistilleerderij werd in 1992 gesloten.
Allied Distillers Februari 2003
Dumbarton Distillery sluit. Het komplex waar ook het hoofdkantoor van Allied was gevestigd, hergde ook de Dumbarton Grain distilleerderij, en ook werden de malt whiskies Lomond, waarvan slechts één botteling bekend is, uitgebracht door de Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh onder code nummer 98.1, en Inverleven.
De capaciteit van de Grain distilleerderij Strathclyde wordt vergroot tot 39 miljoen liter spirit per jaar, dat was 32 miljoen liter.
Het hoofdkantoor wordt gevestigd te Kilmalid.
Het enorme gebouwencomplex is verkocht aan twee projectont-wikkelaars.


Lomond stills incorporate a rectification column, similar to that in a coffey still, comprised of three perforated plates that give greater control over reflux. The apparatus gives the distiller the option to produce different styles of spirit using the same still. The one at Lomond distillery was used to create a lighter style of malt whisky for blending.

Canadian drinks group Hiram Walker built the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire in 1938, which became the largest grain distillery in Scotland at the time. In its early years the complex comprised of a grain distillery (Dumbarton), and a malt distillery (Inverleven), but in 1956 Hiram Walker added a new still to create an altogether different kind of malt whisky.

The Lomond still, first designed by chemical engineer Alistair Cunningham and draftsman Arthur Warren in 1955, had the ability to produce a variety of different styles of malt whisky.

Hiram Walker, requiring a light, fruity style for its Ballantine’s blend, but lacking in space, installed just one of the innovative new 11,000-litre stills – a spirit still – at Inverleven. Pairing it with Inverleven’s wash still, the set-up technically became a second distillery, called Lomond.

However the Lomond single malt differed too greatly to the Lowlands style produced by Inverleven, so its rectifying plates were removed to bring it back in line with its sister malt.

The Lomond distillery continued production at Dumbarton until it was mothballed in 1985. Inverleven followed suit in 1991, and new owner Allied Distillers (later Allied Domecq), which acquired Hiram Walker in 1987, closed the last distillery at the Dumbarton complex in 2002.

Lomond’s quirky still was recovered by Bruichladdich in 2010 for the production of The Botanist gin. During the mid-20th century, lomond stills were also installed at Loch Lomond, Glenburgie, Miltonduff and Scapa, although only the wash still at Scapa and the Lomond still at Bruichladdich remain in use.

Lomond’s whisky was almost never bottled as a single malt, and is extremely difficult to find today.

1938
Hiram Walker build the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire
1955
Alistair Cunningham and Arthur Warren invent the Lomond still
1956
A Lomond still is installed at Inverleven, creating the Lomond distillery
1985
The Lomond distillery is mothballed
2010
The distillery’s Lomond still is salvaged by Bruichladdich which, after a few adjustments, is used to produce The Botanist gin
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1988 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1956 - 1988


LOMOND


The first example of a Lomond still was, aptly, situated at the Lomond distillery in the Dumbarton complex.

Lomond stills incorporate a rectification column, similar to that in a coffey still, comprised of three perforated plates that give greater control over reflux. The apparatus gives the distiller the option to produce different styles of spirit using the same still. The one at Lomond distillery was used to create a lighter style of malt whisky for blending.


Canadian drinks group Hiram Walker built the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire in 1938, which became the largest grain distillery in Scotland at the time. In its early years the complex comprised of a grain distillery (Dumbarton), and a malt distillery (Inverleven), but in 1956 Hiram Walker added a new still to create an altogether different kind of malt whisky.

The Lomond still, first designed by chemical engineer Alistair Cunningham and draftsman Arthur Warren in 1955, had the ability to produce a variety of different styles of malt whisky.

Hiram Walker, requiring a light, fruity style for its Ballantine’s blend, but lacking in space, installed just one of the innovative new 11,000-litre stills – a spirit still – at Inverleven. Pairing it with Inverleven’s wash still, the set-up technically became a second distillery, called Lomond.

However the Lomond single malt differed too greatly to the Lowlands style produced by Inverleven, so its rectifying plates were removed to bring it back in line with its sister malt.

The Lomond distillery continued production at Dumbarton until it was mothballed in 1985. Inverleven followed suit in 1991, and new owner Allied Distillers (later Allied Domecq), which acquired Hiram Walker in 1987, closed the last distillery at the Dumbarton complex in 2002.

Lomond’s quirky still was recovered by Bruichladdich in 2010 for the production of The Botanist gin. During the mid-20th century, lomond stills were also installed at Loch Lomond, Glenburgie, Miltonduff and Scapa, although only the wash still at Scapa and the Lomond still at Bruichladdich remain in use.

Lomond’s whisky was almost never bottled as a single malt, and is extremely difficult to find today.

1938
Hiram Walker build the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire
1955
Alistair Cunningham and Arthur Warren invent the Lomond still
1956
A Lomond still is installed at Inverleven, creating the Lomond distillery
1985
The Lomond distillery is mothballed
2010
The distillery’s Lomond still is salvaged by Bruichladdich which, after a few adjustments, is used to produce The Botanist gin
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1988 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
DISTILLERY
The first example of a Lomond still was, aptly, situated at the Lomond distillery in the Dumbarton complex.

Lomond stills incorporate a rectification column, similar to that in a coffey still, comprised of three perforated plates that give greater control over reflux. The apparatus gives the distiller the option to produce different styles of spirit using the same still. The one at Lomond distillery was used to create a lighter style of malt whisky for blending.

Canadian drinks group Hiram Walker built the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire in 1938, which became the largest grain distillery in Scotland at the time. In its early years the complex comprised of a grain distillery (Dumbarton), and a malt distillery (Inverleven), but in 1956 Hiram Walker added a new still to create an altogether different kind of malt whisky.

The Lomond still, first designed by chemical engineer Alistair Cunningham and draftsman Arthur Warren in 1955, had the ability to produce a variety of different styles of malt whisky.

Hiram Walker, requiring a light, fruity style for its Ballantine’s blend, but lacking in space, installed just one of the innovative new 11,000-litre stills – a spirit still – at Inverleven. Pairing it with Inverleven’s wash still, the set-up technically became a second distillery, called Lomond.

However the Lomond single malt differed too greatly to the Lowlands style produced by Inverleven, so its rectifying plates were removed to bring it back in line with its sister malt.

The Lomond distillery continued production at Dumbarton until it was mothballed in 1985. Inverleven followed suit in 1991, and new owner Allied Distillers (later Allied Domecq), which acquired Hiram Walker in 1987, closed the last distillery at the Dumbarton complex in 2002.

Lomond’s quirky still was recovered by Bruichladdich in 2010 for the production of The Botanist gin. During the mid-20th century, lomond stills were also installed at Loch Lomond, Glenburgie, Miltonduff and Scapa, although only the wash still at Scapa and the Lomond still at Bruichladdich remain in use.

Lomond’s whisky was almost never bottled as a single malt, and is extremely difficult to find today.

TIMELINE

1938
Hiram Walker build the Dumbarton complex in West Dunbartonshire
1955
Alistair Cunningham and Arthur Warren invent the Lomond still
1956
A Lomond still is installed at Inverleven, creating the Lomond distillery
1985
The Lomond distillery is mothballed
2010
The distillery’s Lomond still is salvaged by Bruichladdich which, after a few adjustments, is used to produce The Botanist gin
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1988 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1956 - 1988
1956 - 1988
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