Loch Lomond 46 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
Named after one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland, Loch Lomond has built its reputation for incredible whiskey since its inception over 200 years ago. Once the only distillery in the country to make both malt and grain whiskies, the independent distillery is now the only one in Scotland to make its whiskey using straight neck stills, giving whiskey makers more control over the characteristics of the spirit produced. .
Last year, Loch Lomond launched the first of three bottles in its Remarkable Stills series – a collection of limited releases that showcase the distillery’s craftsmanship – featuring a 45-year-old single malt. Today the company unveiled its second release, a 46-year-old single malt that is one of the finest and rarest expressions the distillery has ever produced.
First distilled in 1974, this whiskey was then aged in first fill American oak barrels and filled for 44 years. It was then matured for two years in a combination of first fill Oloroso and Pedro Ximinéz sherry casks. The fusion of his journey results in an incredibly dynamic and unique flavor profile that includes brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves, with hints of apple and pear from the stills and dried fruit influence. from the sherry cask. This all gives way to a currant, lime and caramel finish.
Each purchase of the 46-year-old single malt will see the bottle hand-delivered to the buyer’s door by a member of the Loch Lomond team. Limited to just 200 bottles worldwide, the 46-year-old whiskey costs £4,500 (~$5,546) on the Loch Lomond website, but the company has also made 25ml samples available for those unwilling. not pay for full-size bottles. These little bottles cost £200 (~$247) and are extremely limited, with only 8 remaining at the time of writing. Each of these tasting packs comes with a one-on-one tasting session with Global Ambassador Gay Mills.