Loch Lomond Distillery is not open to the public.
Loch Lomond is the most versatile distillery in Scotland. It is also a maverick distillery not a member of the Scotch Whisky Association. It uses Lomond stills which have rectifying plates (as in a Coffey still) rather than a lyne arm to collect the condensing spirit, but otherwise the stills are like pot stills. This enables different styles of spirit to be distilled in the same still. They also use several different peating levels, so are able to produce a wide variety of malt spirit. The distillery also has a Coffey still to produce grain spirirt, so they can (and do) produce their own single blend, as well as other blends and a total of 8 different malts - Loch Lomond, Craiglodge, Croftengea, Glen Douglas, Inchfad, Inchmoan, Inchmurrin and Old Rhosdhu.
The Lomond still was designed before the building of Loch Lomond distillery and was first used at the nearby (but now closed) Inverleven distillery.
Loch Lomond lies on the Highland/Lowland divide, but is generally regarded as a Highland distillery.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Nearest station - Alexandria (ALX) (2 miles) (Live Train Times).
From Alexandria station take B857 north, turn left opposite Vale of Leven Hospital into Heather Avenue, then first left after the rail bridge - distillery is at end of road.
Loch Lomond's old website listed 3 LL bottlings - NAS (the only one generally available), Peated and 18yo. Additionally the Single Blend was listed together with a number of single cask Glen Douglas, Inchfad and Inchmurrin. There are also bottles of 1966 LL in presentation glass-lined copper stills at around £400 each!
The website has been totally redesigned since the 2013 change in ownership and now only the NAS is shown.
An Inchmurrin range was released in 2013 (12, 15,18, 21yo), bottled at 46% non-chillfiltered.
However, TWE now list a Peated, 18yo and an Organic LL.
LFW RMW TWE
Inchmurrin: LFW TWE; Inchmoan: TWE; Inchfad: TWE; Old Rhosdhu: TWE; Croftengea: TWE; Craiglodge: TWE; Glen Douglas: TWE
Nearest bike shops:
Halfords St James Park, Glasgow Rd, Dumbarton 01389 734372
Magic Cycles Arch 4, Bowling Harbour, Bowling 01389 873433
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Loch Lomond Distillery are available on Flickr.
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