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Loch Lomond Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lomond Estate, Alexandria
G83 0TL Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1389 752781 / Fax: +44 (0)1389 757977
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The Loch Lomond Distillery was founded by the Littlemill Distillery Company in 1965. It was closed in 1984 but then reopened by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Company Ltd (owned by the Bulloch family) in 1987. The Bulloch family can trace its interest in the Scotch Whisky trade back to 1842 when Gabriel Bulloch partnered with J H Dewar in a Scotch wholesaling business in Glasgow. The family’s involvement in the whisky business continued until the late 1940s when, due to the untimely early death of their father, Sandy and his sister Irene were required to join their mother to help with the operation of the single shop that the family owned in Glasgow. They used to (as was the practice then) buy barrels of Scotch whisky, brandy & rum and bottle it in their shop cellar. Shortly thereafter Sandy bought his first ‘fillings’ (new or immature whisky) and that’s where our story really started.

The Bulloch family built up a substantial chain of retail outlets in Scotland (A. Bulloch & Co.). In order to supply these, a wholesale company was acquired (Wm. Morton Ltd.), and although its primary function was to supply A. Bulloch & Co, its business gradually grew and it is now one of the largest independent wholesalers of wines, spirits and beers in Scotland.

A. Bulloch & Co. continued to sell their own label whisky, gin and vodka, which became an increasingly important sector. Subsequently it became prudent to set up our own bottling plant (Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Company Ltd.), which again (although its primary function was to supply the retail outlets) has grown into one of the largest independent bottlers of spirits in Scotland.

By 1985, we were a significant independent force within the whisky trade, but we were finding it increasingly difficult to obtain the stocks of Scotch whisky that were required in order to ensure the continued growth of Glen Catrine. In an attempt to help this situation, in 1985 we purchased a malt distillery, Loch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd. Although this helped, in the following years we were faced with the difficulty of securing an adequate supply of Grain whisky. So, in 1993 it was decided to add a set of grain stills to the distillery.

There were eventually more than 25 shops throughout Scotland, but these have now all been sold and we concentrate on our strengths - producing, bottling and distributing alcohol, (principally Scotch whisky).

Loch Lomond Single Malt Scotch Whisky is presented in an exquisite packaging - from the embossed bottle to the stunning blue labels - it is matched by the whisky within, which has a mellow, slightly peaty nose, with a hint of brandy butter. The taste on the palette is sweet, smokey, with hints of finest Madeira wine and has a long, mellow finish, with echoes of a raisiny Xmas pudding.

All of the Loch Lomond range of whiskies are double-matured to ensure a perfect marriage of the spirit before bottling. Launched in the German market in 1999 this malt has enjoyed spectacular success and is now the third best selling malt in Germany according to Nielson.

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Loch Lomond Single Blend Whisky - Have you ever heard of a 'single blend whisky'? Well, at the Loch Lomond Distillery we also produce the Loch Lomond Single Blend whisky. This is a unique product, not found elsewhere. We are the only single distillery to produce both grain whiskies and a number of different malt whiskies on the same site, albeit that the stills are in different buildings. This allows us to use the word “single” in relation to our Loch Lomond Single Blend.

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Loch Lochmond Inchmurrin 20 year old 1989 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Photo Courtesy of The Master of Malt  

Inchmurrin 1989 Bottling Note
Single malt from the Loch Lomond distillery, this Inchmurrin was distilled on the 21st April 1989, matured for 20 years in hogshead number 519 and bottled on the 30th September 2009 by Signatory. A release of 305 bottles.


Loch Lomond Single Malt Scotch Whisky  

Loch Lomond Bottling Note
The entry level bottling for the Loch Lomond distillery, which by the way has no association with the still of the same name.

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Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Distillery (established circa 1814) is a unique blend of the old and the new. Originally purchased in 1985 to ensure an adequate supply of malt whisky for the bottling plant, we have since invested in excess of £15.5 million in new Malt & Grain stills and new warehouses.

It is currently the only distillery in Scotland that produces both grain and malt whisky on the same site. The average annual production is 10 million litres of grain alcohol and 2.5 million litres of malt alcohol, the equivalent of 43 million standard bottles of whisky every year. Our average stockholding is in excess of 50 million litres of Scotch whisky, making us the second largest family owned Distillery in Scotland. Another distillery that we own, Glen Scotia, resumed production in 1999. Glen Scotia is one of only two Campbeltown Distilleries that remain in production.

Our distillery is near the southern end of Loch Lomond where the River Leven carries its waters through Alexandria on the six mile journey to the River Clyde at Dumbarton. Loch Lomond is the largest loch (lake) in the UK. It is 24 miles long, 5 miles wide, up to 600 feet deep and it has 38 islands. The loch and its surroundings would figure high in any list of the world's most beautiful places. The scenery is fantastic so, if visiting, bring plenty of film for your camera (or memory cards for your digital!)

There is a large island within the Loch Lomond named Inchcailloch and it is known locally as the burying island. Some say this is because it has a graveyard on it, others because it looks like a body on its back.

The Loch is watched over by Ben Lomond, a mountain 3,192 feet high (973 metres). Since the foot of Ben Lomond is not much above sea level it appears to be a much higher mountain, although the many hill walkers who climb "the Ben" will disagree with this! There is a path from Rowardennan on the eastern side of the loch that will take you all the way to the top. Even if you are fit you should allow about four or five hours (up and down) for this climb.

The famous song about Loch Lomond is reputed to be about two of Bonnie Prince Charlie's soldiers who were captured after the rising in 1745. Jailed in Carlisle, one of the soldiers was to be executed and the other released. The ghost or spirit of the dead soldier would make its way home to Loch lomond on the "low road" before the soldier who was released. He would have to take the long way home over the hills and mountains, or the "high road".

The Loch Lomond Distillery is currently not open to the public and cannot provide tours.

Contact the Loch Lomond Distillery
Lomond Estate, Alexandria
G83 0TL Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1389 752781
Fax: +44 (0)1389 757977
Email: Loch Lomond Distillery

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