Situated on the bonnie, bonnie banks of the infamous Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond Distillery celebrated its first distillation in 1966.
Though not all happy memories, in 1984, the distillery closed - or “fell silent”, to use the traditional term. Rescued by the Glen Catrine company, the distillery resumed malt production in 1987, with expansion into grain whisky production in 1993. Two further malt stills were added in 1999.
At the time the Grain distillery opened in 1994, it was the only distillery in Scotland producing both Grain and Malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills.
Traditional necks of malt stills are open, Loch Lomond’s unique “Lomond” pot malt stills include special distillation trays in the necks, allowing for greater contact with the cooling alcohol vapour. This style of still allows for different ‘flavour notes’ to be captured and emphasised through the range of alcohol strengths that can be captured and recirculated.
Loch lomond’s focus on quality is unwavering. The distillery runs its own Cooperage—an oak barrel workshop—ensuring that barrel repairs and charring are carried out to an exacting standard so every cask is perfect for maturing the Loch Lomond spirt. Loch Lomond is one of only 4 distilleries in Scotland to have a Cooperage on site.
Loch Lomond are proud to maintain ancient traditions and skills—though not averse to new ideas… if they help them make great whisky.