Award-winning independent distiller, Loch Lomond Whiskies, has added two brand-new aged single malt Scotch whiskies to its core range: a 21-YO and a 30-YO, both perfectly capturing the distillery’s signature fruity character.
Both have been crafted by Master Blender, Michael Henry, using spirit from Loch Lomond’s innovative straight-necked pot stills. Both expressions perfectly demonstrate the versatility of the distillery and deliver its signature fruitiness.
The Loch Lomond 21-YO single malt showcases three styles of spirit, two of which are peated, and all matured separately in American oak casks before being expertly married together for up to three months before bottling.
The 21-YO showcases flavours of sweet vanilla fudge, peaches, pears and a touch of cinnamon, before mellowing into a long, dry finish. On the nose, it delivers delicious aromas of toasted oak, green apple and ginger.
Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered, it is priced at £140.
The Loch Lomond 30-YO single malt whisky has been matured in American oak casks since distillation, with half of the liquid being finished in hand-selected first fill Oloroso sherry casks. The casks are then married together and bottled at cask strength.
The 3o-YO showcases aromas of honey, peach, vanilla and cinnamon spice on the nose. When tasting, the whisky offers notes of toffee, fresh pineapple and a subtle spice of ginger and nutmeg, before a long finish with hints of juicy green fruits.
Presented in a premium bottle, housed in a striking chocolate-brown and gold carton, and offering an ABV of 47%, the 30-YO is priced at £500.
Loch Lomond will be expanding the range once again with a 14-YO early next year. (www.lochlomondwhiskies.com).
Loch Lomond Distillery is represented in the Indian sub-continent by Fermentras India (www.fermentras.com).