Wednesday 27 February 2019

Loch Lomond 17 Organic Review

Hi everyone,

What is an organic whisky?
Well, if you’re Benromach it means getting everything certified organic; the barley, I assume yeast? and wood. Meaning that they use virgin oak.
This one does not, it has a soil association sticker round the neck, so I think the gimmick is that the soil the barley was grown in was organic or some shit.
What I saw really was a cask strength, 17yo Loch Lomond in a Bruichladdich Blue label.
Loch Lomond 17 Organic 54.9%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Vanilla custard, some rubber, biscuit and malt, quite a nice light one, relaxed and not too in your face, vanilla bon bons, custard creams.
Taste: Soft and light, lovely creamy vanilla, shortbread and malt then a nice burst of tropical fruit with mango and pineapple. Nice mouthfeel too, juicy.
Finish: Long length. Suddenly chocolatey with drying but very nice fresh ginger.
From 1st fill bourbon. Apart from the little rubber on the nose, this is a very impressive Loch Lomond. Not sure the organic stuff is making a difference to the flavour, its just a good CS one at a slightly older age. Price should be reasonable too.

Thanks for reading!

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