Our distillery has a history that goes back to 1772, the area has been at the heart of the whisky industry for centuries. Over the years, our unique distilling process has allowed us to create flavours through distillation like no one else.
The inspiration for the Loch Lomond distillery comes from the physical beauty of the highland region in which it is sited. The magnificent Ben Lomond mountain towers above the loch and looks down on the distillery.
Loch Lomond Distillery opened in 1964, with production beginning the following year. In 1984, the 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 1994, with two new malt stills added in 1999 and a further two in 2015.
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 four sets of stills producing many different malt styles as well as our Single Grain, made exclusively with malted barley. Our distillery has produced many different brands and bottlings over the years, each with their own character and charm.
The responsibility at Loch Lomond distillery falls on our master blender Michael Henry. There’s no limit to the imagination of our Master Blender Michael Henry and his team. Like the conductor of an orchestra, Michael skillfully influences Loch Lomond’s signature notes of orchard fruit,
sweet honey and soft smoke, to create a collection full of layered complexity and ever-changing moods.
Michael understands that the art of whisky-making is in waiting, tasting and reflecting. And he knows that even the most subtle changes can create endless variety, depth and drama – in the same way as a small shift in light can alter the landscape that surrounds our distillery.