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Inchmoan 1992 Review


10th August 2017
Review of the peaty Loch Lomond Island Collection Inchmoan 1992.

Loch Lomond Island Collection Inchmoan 1992Inchmoan 1992 is a peaty 25 year old single malt limited release from the Loch Lomond distillery's Island Collection.

The peaty Inchmoan 1992 takes its name from one of the many islands found in Loch Lomond and rather appropriately ‘Inch-moan’ is Scottish Gaelic for ‘the island of the peat’ and for centuries, the mainland inhabitants around Loch Lomond used Inchmoan Island as their source of peat fuel for village fires.

The vintage 1992 was aged for 25 years in refill American bourbon barrels which the distillery says has allowed the spice-driven peat and fruity distillery character to combine with the softer influence of refill bourbon barrels to give a truly integrated, refined flavour. The result is an elegant, rich single malt with a beautiful balance of fruit and spicy peat.

The Inchmoan 1992 was bottled at 48.6% ABV and just as we like it is non chill-filtered and naturally coloured, it has a RRP of £199 and will be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt
 

Inchmoan 1992 Review


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A very gentle wisp of peat smoke and equally gentle barley sugar sweetness.

Taste:
Very gentle peat coated in a lovely Demerara sugar sweetness. A little candied fruitiness, creamy vanilla and mild oak spice is joined by ginger biscuits and a touch of cinnamon.

Finish: The ginger spice which is now sugar coated fades leaving a lingering gentle fruitiness and delicious rich mature oak.

Comment: Very shy on the nose but makes up for it on the palate and finish and even at 48.6% this is a deliciously smooth dram. The peat has faded after 25 years as you would expect but still adds a very gentle touch to the fun. A truly lovely malt.

SMW Score 90/100

 

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