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Old Rhosdhu

Region: Highlands
District: Western

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

Proof 80
Color Amber
Nose Medium to heavy. Some heather and maltiness.
Body Medium
Palate Quite smooth. Dry, with some sweetness and spice.
Finish Medium in length. Some spice and sweetness.

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