Review: Loch Lomond Whisky Steam & Fire

Loch lomond steam and fire whisky frankie

A taste of award winning Loch Lomond whisky Steam & Fire

Loch Lomond Whiskies recently launched Steam & Fire. The new single malt whisky is finished in heavily charred American Oak, flamed at Loch Lomond Whiskies’ own traditional cooperage. (Read about our visit to Loch Lomond Distillery here and see the cooperage in action)

Loch Lomond Distillery

Steam & Fire Tasting Notes

We shared a glass with Frankie. He seems to like sniffing whisky.
Loch lomond steam and fire whisky frankie
A golden yellow colour and first impressions on the nose are sweet and fruity. Lots of orchard fruits such as green pear and apple come through alongside sweet vanilla fudge and some woody spices such as clove.
Loch lomond steam and fire whisky glass
Next, the taste. A slightly oily mouthfeel, again with those apples and pears and that vanilla fudge moves onto toffee apple.
Loch lomond steam and fire whisky glass
The spices are still there, hints, not much with a light peaty, smokiness.
Loch lomond steam and fire whisky
This whisky tastes of its youth,yet has gentle peat smoke and those layers of fruits.

Steam & Fire is out now and retails for £45.  It can be purchased at specialist retailers including Master of Malt, as well as directly




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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