Scots Earl Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

The Loch Lomond distillery in Dunbartonshire has been one of Scotch whisky’s most versatile plants since it first opened in 1966. Over a 50-year period, an array of spirit styles has been produced from a varied collection of stills.

As well as a large roster of single malts, Loch Lomond has bottled a number of blends and private label blended Scotch products for retailers – including Scots Earl.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Scots Earl History

Scots Earl is the name of a blended Scotch whisky produced at the Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria and sold on a private label basis by retailers.

The blend, which has not appeared on the market for several years, was bottled at the Glen Catrine facility owned by Sandy Bulloch during his tenure at Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Group, including the eponymous distillery and the Glen Catrine operation, was acquired by businessman Colin Matthews with the aid of Exponent Private Equity in 2014, signalling the start of a new phase of openness for the previously publicity-shy business.

Timeline

  • 1966 The Loch Lomond distillery in Dunbartonshire begins operations
  • 1984 Economic gloom and the ‘whisky loch’ glut lead to Loch Lomond falling silent
  • 1986 Glen Catrine and Sandy Bulloch buy the distillery, a year after the plant was sold to Inver House
  • 2007 A Coffey still is added to Loch Lomond’s diverse collection
  • 2014 The distillery passes into new ownership under Colin Matthews, supported by private equity business Exponent

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See also

  • Glen Scotia Glen Scotia Glen Scotia Distillery & brand

    Glen Scotia

    One of Scotland’s smallest distilleries.

  • Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Distillery & brand

    Loch Lomond

    Produces a range of single malts.

  • Craiglodge Craiglodge Craiglodge Brand

    Craiglodge

    A medium peated single malt produced at Loch Lomond distillery and part of its discontinued Loch ...

  • Croftengea Croftengea Croftengea Brand

    Croftengea

    Heavily peated single malt Scotch produced at the multifaceted Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria.

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