Review No.82. Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

Inchmurrin is part of the Loch Lomond distillery portfolio as well as Loch Lomonod and Inchmoan.  Loch Lomond are quite an interesting distillery in that they produce malt and grain whisky so are able to produce blends, blended malts, single malts and single grains in house.  They also own Glen Scotia, who produce excellent single malts in my opinion.  This Inchmurrin 12 year old is their entry level age statement bottle and is unpeated.  This is presented a 46% and not chill filtered, although I am not sure if there is colour in this or not.


Whisky: Inchmurrin 12 Year Old Single Malt, 46%

Nose: Soreen, vegetal, metallic, grass, grapefruit

Taste: Malt, honey, tangy green apples, grapefruit, metallic

Finish: Fruit salad, tannins

Score: 2.25

Summary: There is a metallic element that lingers throughout this one.  Although water helps bring other flavours to the fore, the metallic note was still in the background.  The other elements that I could pick up were light, delicate and fruity with a nice tinge of sourness showing that the potential is there for a characterful delicate dram which are few and far between in my opinion.  However, I just could not shake off that metallic note which held it back.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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