For centuries, the mainland inhabitants of Luss, on the west side of Loch Lomond, used Inchmoan as their source of peat fuel for the village fires. Hence its name ‘Inch-moan’: the island of the peat in gaelic.
Long and relatively flat, Inchmoan is known today for its large sandy beaches but the interior is a jungle of rhododendron, birch, alder, gorse, bog myrtle and blaeberry, the peaceful sanctuary of visiting fallow deer.
Inchmoan 12 Year Old Single Malt is born from a combination of malt whiskies from our traditional swan neck pot still and our unique straight neck pot still to create an unconventional peat character with a lot of depth marrying smoke and spiciness. It is matured for 12 years in a mix of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks giving sweet vanilla background notes that complements the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.