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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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.
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.
Courtesy of Loch Lomond Distillery