Inchmurrin single malt whisky is one of the products distilled st the Loch Lomond distillery, the site of the original Loch Lomond distillery can be traced back to 1814, situated at the north end of loch Lomond near Tarbet. The current Distillery was founded in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill distillery just a few miles away at the southern end of the loch.. In 1984 the distillery fell silent before being brought back to life by Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company. The first malt production was in 1987 before Grain whisky was also produced in 1993. The distillery also has the added bonus of their very own cooperage on site ( a rare thing these days) the Loch Lomond cooperage was opened in 1994 and employes 5 full time coopers..
Todays review is the INCHMURRIN 12yo single malt, matured in 3 types of cask.. Bourbon, Refill and Recharred, it is NCF and bottled at 46%abv..
Nose.. Starts off sweet, caramel and toffee notes spring up instantly with a candied fruit note, pears poached and drizzled in honey, apples pie and cinnamon with burnt Demerara sugar, and a subtle oaky note tries to hide itself in the sweetness.
Palate.. A darker palate than the nose suggests, more citrus notes and less sweetness, orange peel with some pear and peach notes, a more prominent oak and spice kick finally gives way to caramel,vanilla and toffee notes but in a delicate way.
Finish.. More spicy with oak notes..
Thoughts.. This is an interesting whisky that is constantly changing, it shows plenty of character and some good flavours, re- branded in 2015 and is well priced in the £35 mark.