Whisky Focus - Loch Lomond 45 Year Old Unveiled

Loch Lomond 45 Year Old Unveiled

28th April 2021
The Loch Lomond 45 Year Old is a Oloroso sherry finished limited release of 200 bottles and the first of three releases in the distillery;s new Remarkable Stills Series.

Loch Lomond 45 Year Old

Loch Lomond Whiskies has just unveiled a Loch Lomond 45 Year Old expression which is the first of three releases from the Loch Lomond distillery's new 'Remarkable Stills Series'.

The Loch Lomond 45 Year Old was distilled in 1973 and was matured in American oak casks, before being finished for one year in a first-fill Oloroso sherry cask to add a distinct sweet flavour. The Oloroso sherry cask produced only 200 bottles, making it one of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ rarest expressions to date.

As you would expect for a whisky of this age it is presented in a Loch Lomond premium bottle, complete with a debossed copper plaque, and enclosed in a beautifully crafted oak wood box designed to mirror the design of the Loch Lomond straight neck pot stills.

The launch of the Loch Lomond 45 year old is the first in the distillery’s new Remarkable Stills series, a collection that will shine a spotlight on the Alexandria-based distillery’s innovative straight neck pot stills. The stills, which are unique to Loch Lomond, gives the distiller more control of the type of spirit produced, allowing for greater separation of flavours, helping to create the distinct fruity characters that Loch Lomond has become famous for.

Master Blender, Michael Henry said: "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. It is only fitting that we mark their significance to us through the Remarkable Stills Series.

"It has been a pleasure working on the creation of the Loch Lomond 45 Year Old, our first release of the series. It is a truly beautiful expression and captures the essence of the Loch Lomond Whiskies spirit perfectly.

"After 45 years aging in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks, the whisky retains the character of the distillery, and showcases Loch Lomond Whiskies signature fruity flavour beautifully. The flavours of the expression are wonderfully unique, and we hope whisky lovers will enjoy it."

The Loch Lomond 45 year old has been bottled non-chill filtered at 42.2% ABV and as you can imagine for a bottle of this age you will need deep pockets if you want to taste this one, it has a RRP of £3,450

You will find the Loch Lomond 45 year old available from specialist online whisky retailers  such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Loch Lomond 45 Year Old Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Very floral – orange blossom and honeysuckle with ripe peach and melted brown sugar.

Taste: Opens on a honeyed sweetness, orchard fruit of red apple and pear before the intensity lifts to tropical fruit of melon and kiwi with lime citrus.

Finish: Long with tart green fruit, gooseberry, and waves of warming cinnamon spice.

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