Scottish distillery Loch Lomond has launched the first of three releases, a 45-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, as part of its The Remarkable Stills Series of single malts.
Bottled at 42.2% ABV, the expression has been created to celebrate the distillery’s straight neck pot stills, which give more control, allowing for greater separation of flavours, which helps create Loch Lomond’s classic fruity character.
“Our straight neck pot stills connect us to the spirit of innovation that was built into our distillery from the beginning and places flavour at the centre of what we do,” said master blender Michael Henry. “It is only fitting that we mark their significance to us through the Remarkable Stills Series.”
Distilled in 1973, the 45-Years-Old limited-release expression was matured in American oak casks and finished for 12 months in a first-fill oloroso Sherry cask.
On the nose, the expression has floral notes, alongside hints of orange blossom and melted brown sugar on the palate. The finish provides ‘warming cinnamon spice and tart green fruits’.
Henry added: “After 45 years ageing in American oak and oloroso Sherry casks, the whisky retains the character of the distillery, and showcases Loch Lomond Whiskies’ signature fruity flavour beautifully.”
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