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Friday, May 6, 2022

Inchmoan 25 year old 1992

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This is the first (and, as of today, lone) Inchmoan release from the 1992 vintage. With the distillery's installation of additional stills in 1990, this whisky may be from one of the earliest Inchmoan spirit runs. It's also the oldest Inchmoan release so far, giving drinkers their first opportunity to try this malt with some serious age on it. Like all Loch Lomond releases in 2017, it wasn't terrifyingly priced either. Had I known then what I know now about Inchmoan, I would have certainly purchased a bottle or two. But alas, shoulda coulda woulda in the whisky realm...

At least I got in on a bottle split.

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Distillery: Loch Lomond
Style: Inchmoan
Owner: Loch Lomond Distillery Company
Region: Highlands (Western)
Age: 25 years (1992 - 2017)
Maturation: refill bourbon barrels(!!!)
Outturn: ???
Alcohol by Volume: 48.6%
Chillfiltered? No
e150a? Not much if any
(from a bottle split)


The nose leads with dried kelp, roasted seaweed and wet concrete. Mint leaf and dark chocolate fill in the  midground, while yuzu and baked peaches rest in the back. The palate is tart, salty and citrussy. Hints of antiseptic, tropical fruit and wormwood mingle about. A mild ocean-like peat merges seamlessly with it all. The finish matches the palate with the tart citrus and tropical fruits lasting longest, the wormwood tickling the edges.


Another great Inchmoan, this time bottled at the perfect ABV. It may be a bit short on depth, but it arrives as a single unit, and the nose is fabulous. I'm sipping the last drips of my sample right now and the bitter nip in the palate boosts this up one(!) more point. The world needs more long-aged peated Loch Lomond like this. If you have a bottle of this stuff, hug it and open it!

Availability - It's still around five years later, but shhhhhh
Pricing - $200-$350
Rating - 89

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