Loch Duart has a totally unique Scottish broodstock

Loch Duart’s original broodstock was collected from the rivers Spey, Thurso, North Esk and Laxford over a period of many years.

The Loch Duart broodstock, developed since the 1970’s, are notable for their similarity in shape to a wild salmon. We look for a healthy and strong torpedo-like body shape, good sized head, clear eye and silver sheen because we know that these characteristics will keep our stock looking and tasting their best.

To date, it has not been possible to genetically differentiate the Loch Duart brood stock from wild Scottish salmon.