Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
I’m not sure whether to be delighted or disappointed with getting this mystery malt. I was hoping to find something out about it on the internet but nobody seems to have discussed it. That’s a shame but, it makes it all the more exciting that it’s such a mystery! What is this stuff?! I was hoping Jim Murray might have covered it in his Whisky Bible but none of the editions I have mention it. My earliest bible is 2006 so perhaps the Loch Drunkie had been discontinued before then.
Loch Drunkie itself is a small loch near Callander in the Stirling council area of Scotland. Famous for . . . well, nothing, but you can fish in it and cycle around it. Maybe even both at the same time if you’re after a bit more excitement!
Probably the closest distillery to Loch Drunkie is Deanston (as the crow flies) but Glengoyne distillery is closer by road at less than 20 miles. Could either of these distilleries be behind the Loch Drunkie malt? It remains a mystery.