Croftengea 12 year old whisky (barrique 71)

Croftengea 12 year old whisky (barrique 71)

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KEY FACTS ABOUT THIS WHISKY

Distillery: Loch Lomond Distillery

Region: Highlands, Scotland

Age: 12 years old

Year distilled: 2007

ABV: cask strength of 55.7%

Cask ref: 71

Cask type: ex-wine barrique

Bottle outturn: 100

Bottle size: 700ml 

WHISKY TASTING NOTES

Nose: Peat wrapping around sweet orange, honey, raisins, and zesty lemon with black pepper nutmeg on top.

Palate: Smooth honey drizzled over malt, oak and nutmeg, followed by orange, zesty lemon and black pepper cutting through complex layers of peat.

Finish: Long and lingering, with rich honey, mixing with oak, peat, black pepper, nutmeg and orange. 

BACKGROUND TO CROFTENGEA

We love the Loch Lomond Distillery because they push the envelope and create new and different flavour profiles. Croftengea is the most heavily peated of their 11 different distillates, and this one is particularly intriguing because it spent a good two years finishing period in an ex-wine cask. That’s right, it’s heavily peated and ex-wine. We absolutely had to have it. And we’re glad we did. This is a fantastic example of what a distillery who tinkers and experiments with new ideas is capable of. And just look at that (all natural) colour!