Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 2010 Madeira Single Cask
August 2023

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 2010 Madeira Single Cask

The first-ever release from the Club using Madeira casks in the form of an incredible Vintage from 2010. Created Exclusively for Club Members, this is a single cask release you won’t forget.

United Kingdom

Colour Shimmering rose gold

Nose Pear and white peach with light floral notes, malt biscuits, orange and soft oak.

Palate Gooey marzipan, fresh raspberries and dried apricots with white chocolate fudge and light spices.

Finish Rich dried fruits, sticky butterscotch and toasted almonds with a long oak finish.

Food Match Portuguese-style baked white fish with plum tomatoes, white wine and herbs.


There’s a bit of a story behind our August Whisky of the Month. 

In the past 18 months, two Madeira cask creations* by Loch Lomond took out double gold at the San Francisco Spirits Awards and we were so impressed we got the good folks at Loch Lomond to send us a single cask sample of their award-winning Madeira cask whisky. Needless to say, we were blown away and went full steam ahead convincing them to create a similar release exclusively for our Club Members - but with an age statement.

This’ll be the first time the Club has seen a whisky finished in these rarely-seen Portuguese fortified wine casks from the island of Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean, where they’ve been making this spectacular wine since the 15th century. Similar to Pedro Ximénez from Spain, Malmsey Madeira is most renown for its sweet, rich flavours of the Malvasia grape bringing in notes of figs, baking spices and creamy nuttiness. This is also the first-ever official Madeira cask whisky from Loch Lomond to reach Australian shores.

The result is nothing less than a superbly finished Madeira single cask using a whisky Vintage from 2010, imbued with intense orchard notes of pear and white peach, gooey marzipan and white chocolate fudge, and a sticky finish of rich dried fruits and toasted almonds. Released under Loch Lomond’s Inchmurrin name (known for its unpeated fruit bombs), this single cask is presented at 47.8% ABV with its natural colour of shimmering rose gold, and has been non-chill filtered to ensure maximum flavour.

Each bottle, too, is labelled with its unique cask number so you’ll know exactly what cask your bottle came from, as well as the number of bottles that came from it due to the size of the cask and the angel’s share (that is, the natural evaporation during maturation). 

All this at a time when we’ve just had a luxury age statement Loch Lomond release get swept up by Club Members faster than a toupée in a hurricane (literally - they were gone in seconds). And at $135 a bottle for the Club exclusive, it’s also shockingly good value for a Scottish single cask. 

This month we’re gave away two bottles of Loch Lomond 1993 Mizunara Single Cask worth $2,950 each, two Littlemill 25 Year Olds worth $4300 each and one Littlemill 29 Year Olds worth $5400. These extremely rare whiskies were dispersed amongst five lucky Members – and all you needed to do to be in the draw was get your own Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 2010 Madeira Single Cask. 

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*Double gold winning whiskies:  
Loch Lomond Inchmurrin Madeira Cask Finish – Double Gold San Francisco Spirits Awards 2022
Loch Lomond 8 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish  – Double Gold San Francisco Spirits Awards 2023
Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 Year Old – Double Gold San Francisco Spirits Awards 2023
Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 18 Year Old – Double Gold San Francisco Spirits Awards 2023


Price: $135.00

Age: 12 Years Old

ABV: 47.8%

Maturation: Aged in traditional oak before being finished in a single Madeira cask

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Inchmurrin's History

Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most famous and beautiful landmarks and delineates the boundary between the Lowlands and Highlands. The area’s been at the heart of the whisky industry for centuries and at least nine distilleries around the Loch have come and gone over the years, leaving Loch Lomond Distillery to carry the flag into the 21st century… and what a stellar job it’s doing!

The distillery was established in 1963 by one of the great innovators of the industry, an American called Duncan Thomas, whose leftfield thinking laid the foundation for Loch Lomond to become the most flexible and innovative distillery in Scotland.

Inspired by the 1960s whisky boom, Thomas established Loch Lomond in partnership with Chicago-based Barton Brands and set about producing malt whisky on state-of-the-art long neck pot stills, or Lomond stills, named after the Lomond brand of whisky made on a similar still at nearby Inverleven Distillery (more on these stills soon). Whisky was booming so Barton bought him out in 1971, but sold the distillery Inver House (Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc) in 1985 when things slowed down again. They, in turn, flipped it to Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd in 1986 and the rest, as they say, is history.

In purchasing Loch Lomond, Glen Catrine had the means to heavily exploit the private label and bulk whisky market; an unglamorous but highly lucrative business that no-one else was doing quite as well as they were. Over the next three decades they rapidly built up the distillery’s infrastructure to flexibly produce a wide variety of whisky styles for their customers including traditional peated and unpeated single malt, peated and unpeated single malt from Lomond stills (our whisky this month), single grain and blended whisky. In addition to producing for the private and bulk market, the company also bottled and marketed whisky under their own labels including Loch Lomond, Inchmurrin, Inchmoan, Glengarry, Clansman and High Commissioner, but while their blends did very well, the malts never really got the attention they deserved and aside from a small annual output of original bottlings, Loch Lomond’s single malts were mainly the preserve of independent bottlers.

We’re currently experiencing a whisky boom like no other and in 2014 the distillery was acquired by a private team of industry heavyweights including former Diageo CFOs Nick Rose and Richard Miles, along with Colin Matthews, who led Imperial Tobacco’s businesses in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The new guys mean business and since taking over, have implemented a major overhaul of the distillery’s range including rebranding and repackaging, and most importantly for whisky lovers around the world, a very strong focus on malt whisky. Loch Lomond’s superb single malts are finally getting their turn in the sun!

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Distillery Facts

Region: Highlands

Origin: Lomond Estate, Alexandria, Scotland G83 0TL, United Kingdom

Founded: 1963

Water Source: 9 boreholes on site

Washbacks: 21, Stainless Steel (10 x 25,000 litres and 11 x 50,000 litres)

Stills: 3 sets of Lomond stills (wash and spirit), 1 set traditional pot stills (wash and spirit) and 3 sets of column stills (analyser and rectifier)

Capacity: 23,000,000 litres per annum of grain whisky and 2,000,000 litres per annum of malt whisky

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