|Distillery Opened||Capacity||Malting Floor||Washback Type||Number of Washbacks||Number of Wash Stills||Number of Spirit Stills|
|1965||5 million litres||/||Stainless steel||11||/||11|
The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the north end of Loch Lomond near Tarbet (known as Tarbat). Sadly in the old days relatively few paper records were kept and the closing date of this Distillery remains unclear.
The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1965 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow.
In 1984, the Loch Lomond distillery closed - or fell silent, to use the traditional term. Happily though, Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Grain whisky production began in 1993 and two new 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.
The Loch Lomond distillery has the ability and self sufficiency to produce special edition Whisky including, Single Grain Whisky and Deluxe Blends.
The Loch Lomond Cooperage was opened in 1994. The senior cooper was Tommy Wallace, who subsequently progressed on to become the President of the National Cooperage Federation between 2006-2008. Loch Lomond distillery employs 5 full time experienced coopers with many years experience working for the company.
Loch Lomond distillery is one of only four distilleries in Scotland that has their cooperage on site.
Loch Lomond distillery is equipped with one full lauter mash tun complemented by ten 25,000 litres and eleven 50,000 litres washbacks, all of which are made of stainless steel. The set-up of stills differs completely from any other distillery in Scotland. There are two, traditional, copper pot stills and six copper stills where the swan necks have been exchanged with rectifying columns. Furthermore, there is one Coffey still used for continuous distillation and an additional distillery with column stills producing grain whisky is housed in the same building.
The Loch Lomond distillery's range consist of :
- Loch Lomond Original Single Malt
- 12 yo
- 18 yo
- Inchmurrin 12 yo
- Inchmurrin 18 yo
- Loch Lamond Single Grain
Image source: official Loch Lomond website