14th July 2021
Spearhead Single Grain Scotch whisky,
produced using 100% malted barley and a
continuous Coffey style still at the
Loch Lomond distillery.
Spearhead is a new single grain Scotch
whisky produced at the Loch Lomond
distillery, said to have a bold and
sweet style, similar to a Bourbon, it is
aimed at encouraging more drinkers to
enter the world of whisky.
Crafted at the Loch Lomond distillery
using 100% malted barley and a
continuous Coffey style still, allowing
for a lighter spirit to be created. The
spirit has then been aged in ex-bourbon
barrels before finishing in a
combination of fire and infrared-toasted
virgin American oak barrels.
The innovative infrared barrels allow
for an exact level of toast that
extracts natural properties in the
barrel, releasing a range of flavours
from the wood that are then caramelized
to give a complex range of sweet notes.
Using a combination of traditionally
fire toasted and infrared toasted
barrels, the result is said to be
ultra-smooth, with a depth and
complexity to the flavour. Loch Lomond
Distillery is currently the only
distillery in Scotland to use infrared
barrels to finish whisky.
This process is unique to Scotch Whisky
making, making Spearhead a pioneer in
the field, and creates a bold yet light
and sweeter taste, perfect for new
whisky drinkers or those who enjoy long
For those looking to try a new, fun
cocktail, Spearhead’s take on a Clover
Club, which replaces the
traditionally-used gin base for Scotch,
is a wonderfully sweet yet sour serve.
Alternatively, whisky drinkers can enjoy
a spritzer-style serve, swapping wine
for Spearhead and serving with Pêche de
Vigne and ginger ale, or try a Spear and
Beer, serving 50mls with a can of craft
Presented in a striking Bourbon-style
bottle, Spearhead has been bottled at
43% ABV and has a RRP of £30 and will be
from this summer from specialist online whisky retailers
Spearhead Single Grain Scotch Whisky Review
Producer's Tasting Notes:
Violet floral notes, dark berries –
blackcurrant and blackberry - vanilla
pods, caramel and dark chocolate.
Velvety mouthfeel rolls over the tongue,
red apple with lime citrus, vanilla
fudge and light brown sugar.
Long smooth and sweet with melted brown
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