One of Scotland’s smallest distilleries.
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Craiglodge is one of a few single cask, single malt expressions produced under the Loch Lomond Distillery Select banner in the mid-2000s – part of a range that also included Glen Douglas and the heavily peated Croftengea.
The medium peated spirit is used to add complexity to Loch Lomond’s blends, but enjoyed a limited and temporary release as a four-year-old single cask offering from 2005.
Created at the Loch Lomond distillery, Craiglodge is one of a large and diverse array of spirits produced at the versatile production plant, made using varying levels of peating, yeasts and cut points.
Craiglodge, with a medium peating level, has a primary role in adding complexity to Loch Lomond’s blended Scotch whisky brands.
Loch Lomond’s previous owner gave Craiglodge a limited release in single cask form from 2005 – a time of range expansion which also saw the introduction of Inchmoan and Inchmurrin single malts.
Loch Lomond’s new owner – the company was acquired in 2014 by businessman Colin Matthews with the financial backing of Exponent Private Equity – currently has no plans for further releases of Craiglodge.
- 1966 Loch Lomond distillery, the plant used to produce Craiglodge, opens
- 1984 The distillery closes in the depths of an industry downturn
- 1986 Loch Lomond is acquired by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse, a year after passing to Inver House
- 1998 Two additional ‘traditional’ stills are installed at Loch Lomond
- 2005 Craiglodge is released as a four-year-old single cask single malt
- 2014 Exponent Private Equity acquires Loch Lomond, with no plans for further Craiglodge releases
- 2016 Two more straight neck pot stills are installed