Croftengea 12 year old whisky (barrique 71)
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!