It’s a lake and national park in Scotland. It’s a heartbreaking song about a dude and his sheep. A mediocre ski area in Ontario. A band from Portland that never moved out of Mom’s basement. It’s a movie nobody has ever seen. It’s a golf course you could never afford to play. But for this entry I am going to talk about that other Loch Lomond – the really reasonably priced entry-level Single Malt Highland Scotch Whiskey.
The Loch Lomond Distillery is in the village of Alexandria at the south end of Loch Lomond (the lake). That puts it at the south end of the Highland region of Scotch distilleries. The distillery isn’t open to visitors, but I don’t think they mind if you drink out of a paper sack on the sidewalk in front of their distillery.
Loch Lomond is a great introductory Scotch. It’s not going to smoke your face off. It’s not so malty that you mistake it for butterscotch. Other tasters have noted that it has hints of Madeira wine or raisins.
I have only had one bottle of it so far, but I didn’t taste any fucking raisins. It was smooth, light in color, and really easy to drink. Also, the price tag was €15 at my local Getranke Hoffman. If you want a good, economical, and classy drunk this is the bottle for you. If you are the kind of Scotch fan that can detect flaws in the oak barrels just by smelling a glass, this ain’t for you.
Final Grade: B
Want something easy on the palate and easy on the wallet? Get some Loch Lomond.