Loch Lomond (Croftengea) 2005 Aged 16 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Infrequent Flyers (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 56.4% Age: 16 Years Country: Scotland
Cask Number: 6353
Date of Distilling: 2005
Matured In: PX Sherry Puncheon
This single cask single malt whisky was distilled at the Loch Lomond Distillery under the name Croftengea, the name given to Loch Lomond’s peated whiskies, before being placed in a Pedro Ximenez Puncheon and left to mature for 16 years. It was bottled at 56.4% ABV and marks bottling number 40 of the Infrequent Flyers series. Only 605 bottles were produced for worldwide distribution.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Sweet and with spices, brown sugar and cinnamon
Palate: Strong sherry influences, dried fruits, golden syrup and chocolate, lighter peat notes
Finish: Long continued sweetness with smoke
About The Bottler
Established in 2008 The Alistair Walker Company is based in Grangemouth in Central Scotland. Alistair has almost 20 years experience in the whisky industry and is not affiliated to any one distillery. Alistair’s career in the whisky industry began in January 1997, at Burn Stewart Distillers in a sales and marketing role for over six years. At that time Burn Stewart was the custodian of two single malt distilleries – Deanston and Tobermory. In October 2004, he joined The BenRiach Distillery Company, and remained with them for over twelve years, until the business was eventually sold. This was a new-start business, that had been set up in 2004 following the acquisition, by three entrepreneurs, of the BenRiach Distillery from Pernod Ricard. In addition to BenRiach, Alistair also had the good fortune to work with the GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh Distilleries, with BenRiach having acquired GlenDronach in 2008, and then Glenglassaugh in 2013. In 2018, Alistair found himself on hiatus, and contemplating what to do next.Keen to be his own boss and also wishing to remain in the whisky sector, he decided to venture into the exciting world of independent bottling. Making the move from distillery to independent bottler is very much a case of ‘gamekeeper turned poacher’. Fortunately, independent bottling is a vibrant category at present; as more and more whisky enthusiasts are seeking out single cask bottlings and whisky releases that are a little different, somewhat unique, and often from less familiar distilleries. The whiskies the are bottled under the brand name ‘Infrequent Flyers’. That name refers to the nature of many of the casks that are bottled – often whiskies from lesser-known distilleries that are of excellent quality, but have never been widely or consistently available. As such, many of the bottlings are of whiskies that you just don’t see so often – hence the name ‘Infrequent Flyers’.
About The Distillery
The Independently owned Loch Lomond Company currently own this large distillery which produces around 2,500,000 litres of whisky per year. There are 8 single malts currently produced from this distillery Loch Lomond, Old Rusdhu and Inchmurrin are the main bottling labels you would tend to discover. Inchmurrin is named after the largest Island on the loch and is bottled as a ten year old. Vintage malts can also be expected from the Loch Lomond distillery 23 , 33 and 30 years old whiskies are not uncommon and very popular worldwide. This distillery was first known as the Littlemill Distillery and was established in 1965 but a distillery was known to be on the site or there about back in 1814. This distillery brings you wonderful notes of vanilla and fresh cereals, spicy and ginger with some peppery flavours. A very refreshing whisky on the palate.
|Dimensions||34 × 14 × 14 cm|
Cask Strength, Sherry Cask
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