Scottish Whisky distillery Loch Lomond has collaborated with English golfer Lee Westwood to create a 25-year-old single malt called the Lee Westwood Single Cask 1st Edition
Bottled at 55.3% ABV, the limited edition was distilled in 1996 and matured for 25 years in refill American oak. The 25 years ageing was chosen to mirror the number of wins Westwood has had on the European Tour.
With tasting notes of ripe peach and crisp apple, with orange zestiness, the expression has a finish that offers a caramel sweetness, toasted oak and juicy pineapple, followed by warming sugar and cinnamon spice.
“I’ve been hugely passionate about single malts for many years, so to see an outstanding whisky bearing my name is a huge privilege and a great pleasure,” said Westwood. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Michael and the team at Loch Lomond Whiskies to develop the Lee Westwood Single Cask Edition.”
Westwood is the latest golfer to become a Loch Lomond Whiskies ambassador, after Colin Montgomerie and 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke. He agreed to the partnership ahead of The Open golf tournament, which is being held this week (15-18 July) at Royal St George’s in Kent, England.
Colin Matthews, Loch Lomond Whiskies CEO, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to add Lee to our roster of iconic golf ambassadors. He is a global star and has enjoyed tremendous success across the world and most importantly a great guy, so the perfect fit for our brand.
“We wish him the best of luck at Royal St George’s this week and hope he continues the great form he has shown recently. We look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.”
For more information, go to lochlomondwhiskies.com