Loch Lomond distillery information

The original Loch Lomond distillery was established by  in 1814, in Arrochar near Loch Lomond. However, its’ distilling days were short-lived, as it closed in 1817.

The current Loch Lomond distillery was established by Littlemill Distillery Co. Ltd. in 1965, in Alexandria on the Southern side of the Loch from which the distillery takes its name. The owners of the company were Duncan Thomas and Barton Brands. At the time, the distillery produced two different brans of whisky: Inchmurrin and Rosdhu. In 1971, Barton Brands became the sole owner when Duncan Thomas sold his shares, forming Barton Distilling to run the distillery.

During the recession of the 1980s and the drop in whisky consumption that followed with it, a great many distilleries were forced to downscale production, or even close altogether. The Loch Lomond distillery was one of the ones to completely shut down, which they did in 1984. Ther following year, the distillery was obtained by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd., who resumed production in 1987. In 1993, a Coffey still was installed in the distillery, which allows Loch Lomond to not only produce Single Malt, but also Grain whisky.

Speaking of stills, Loch Lomond has one of the strangest collection of stills in the industry. Apart from the regular pot stills (1 wash, 1 spirit), they also have 4 Lomond stills, and the above-mentioned Coffey still. The combination of these stills allow the distillery to produce a great range of different whiskies. It is also the only distillery in Scotland capable of producing both Single Malt and grain whisky at the same time.

If you happen to be a fan of the Tintin series, you might recognize Loch Lomond as Captain Haddock’s favorite brand.

Loch Lomond Whisky

There’s a range of Loch Lomond Single malts includes (or has included):

  • Loch Lomond Single Malt; a non-age statement whisky
  • Loch Lomond Peated
  • 8 Years Old
  • 18 Years Old
  • 21 Years Old

Apart from whiskies under their own name, the Loch Lomond distillery also releases other whiskies:

  • Craiglodge 2001 (peated)
  • Craiglodge Select cask No. 223
  • Croftengea 1996 Select Cask No. 283
  • Croftengea 1997 Select cask No. 18
  • Glen Douglas 2001 Select Cask No. 334
  • Glen Douglas 2001 Select Cask No. 335
  • Inchmoan 2001 (peated)
  • Inchmurin 12 Years Old
  • Inchmurin 15 Years Old
  • Inchmurin 18 Years Old
  • Inchmurin 21 Years Old
  • Inchfad 2001 Select Cask 665
  • Inchfad 2001 Select Cask 666
  • Old Rosdhu

There’s also some blends originating from Loch Lomond:

  • Dean’s Finest Scotch Whisky
  • High Commissioner
  • Loch Lomond Blended
  • Scots Earl Blended

Apart from the diversity of their single malt whisky, the distillery is also capable of producing up to 12,000,000 litres of grain whisky every year.

Distillery info:

NameLoch Lomond
Water sourceLocal bore holes
Owned byLoch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd.

Loch Lomond Estate
G83 0TL

+44 (0) 1389 - 75 27 81

Visitor centreNo

Distillery Setup:

Mash tun5 tonnes1
Washback50,000 litres8 (Stainless Steel)
Wash still25,000 litres1
Spirit Still22,000 litres1
Expected yearly output in LPA (Litres of pure alcohol)4,000,000