Loch Lomond Single Grain
Tasted as part of a FlashBlog organised by The Whisky Wire on behalf of Loch Lomond.
This is a really interesting dram, a single grain whisky made from barley?!? Well how does that work?
The basics - a single malt is a whisky made from 100% malted barley and distilled in a Copper Pot Still (basically batch processed in a large kettle).
A single grain is a whisky made from grains (can be barley but is usually wheat or corn/maize) in a continuous process using a coffey or patent still, think large industrial processes.
This is made using barley in that large continuous still and is quite different as although barley will be added to most grain whiskies to assist with fermentation it's not the norm for it to be the whole mash bill.
This is pretty much a unique proposition and one i really relished trying.
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Fizzy sweets, milk chews, strawberries and cream, fruit salad sweets, a slight prickle of cinnamon spice, star fruit and sherbet dib dabs. When left in the glass for a while theres lots of citrus notes coming through.
Strawberry malted milkshake, horlics, malt drinks, barley sugars and fruit salad sweets, left to settle its fizzy raspberry chewits.
Tingly, fizzy finish with sherbert and some black jack sweets
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