Review: Campbeltown Loch Blended Scotch Whisky

campbeltown lochSpringbank produces this simple blend — no age statement, but it’s 5 years old — including some of its own, highly-prized Campbeltown whisky, Longrow and, of course, Springbank. 40% malt and 60% grain whisky, it’s an ultra-pale, and lightly fragrant dram.

Quite innocuous, this is basically a drinkable, non-offensive whisky. Light campfire notes on the nose, the body offers light smoke, touches of honey, and floral notes. None of this is particularly heavy. The cereal notes — Honeycomb, perhaps — on the finish are the strongest component in the blend, and even that is on the mild side.

It’s not a particularly memorable whisky, but the price won’t much impact your wallet either, so there’s no harm keeping a bottle of it around for guests you deem unworthy of the single malts.

80 proof.

B- / $25 / springbankdistillers.com [BUY IT HERE]

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3 Responses

  1. maltmatt August 4, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    your review is pedestrian and the whiskey you describe as such is not. Give it a chance in your glass. Even though it’s your it drinks well beyond its age.

  2. Ben McNeil August 5, 2014 / 5:17 am

    Now that’s some quality ambush trolling.

  3. Jaime May 2, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I found this to be a true rare steal. One of the most drinkable whiskys I’ve ever had. Grab it if you see it. Stun your single malt aficionado friends with this unusually favorful, organic(!), unassuming charmer.

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