Old Rhosdhu is produced at Loch Lomond Distillery,
along with Inchmurrin single malt. It is a relatively new,
and thus rather rare malt, until recently. The first production
of this malt took place in the mid-1960s and has been bottled
for general distribution only in the last few years. The distillery
is located in Dumbartonshire and actually sits astride the
Highlands/Lowlands boundary line. It is classified as a Highland,
however, since it gets its water from Loch Lomond, which is
in the Highlands. Loch Lomond Distillery, where Old Rhosdhu
is actually produced, was formerly a calico-dyeing factory
which was converted to a distillery in 1965-66. Due to the
"Lomond type" of stills, which have rectifying columns in
the still heads, different styles of whisky can be produced.
So, in addition to Old Rhosdhu, a malt by the name of Inchmurrin
is also distilled.
8 year old
||Medium to heavy.
Some heather and maltiness.
Dry, with some sweetness and spice.
||Medium in length.
Some spice and sweetness.