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Loch Lomond & Glen Scotia Impress At World Whiskies Awards

1th April 2018
Loch Lomond Group’s single malts scoops a trio of Best in Class accolades at the World Whiskies Awards 2018.

Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832, Glen Scotia 18 Year Old and Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old World Whiskies Award winners 2018.

Loch Lomond Group's range of single malts continue to get noticed, this time the groups Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia single malts have triumphed across a range of categories at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards.

The Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old Single Malt, which is produced at the group’s Alexandria distillery on the banks of Loch Lomond won the highly competitive Best Highland Malt 12 and Under category, while the group’s Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown scooped a further two Best in Class awards.

Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt was crowned Best Campbeltown Malt 13-20 while Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832, which is part of Loch Lomond Group’s global travel retail range, was named Best Campbeltown Malt No Age.

Each of these Best in Class single malts then went forward for the chance to win ‘Best in Region’ with the Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832 being awarded the coveted accolade of Best Campbeltown Malt 2018.

The Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old Single Malt is born from a combination of malt whiskies from the distillery’s traditional swan neck and unique straight neck pot stills to create a peat character with a lot of depth, marrying smoke and spiciness. It is matured for 12 years in a mix of recharred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks giving sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ unique still set up.

The Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt is finished in Oloroso sherry casks and embodies the signature aromas of Campbeltown, with hints of vanilla oak interwoven with subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits. It imparts rich deep vanilla fruit flavours, with mild hints of apricot, pineapple and plump sultana. Its finish is long and dry, with gentle warming spice.

The higher peat content of Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832 delivers a truly individual single malt whisky with a sweet and smoky character. Golden syrup, spiced apple and vanilla flavours are balanced by light medicinal peat notes to give a beautifully rounded finish.

Held annually, the World Whiskies Awards aim to showcase the very best whiskies in each global category. Over 1,000 brands were entered this year and blind-tasted by more than 40 expert judges across the world.

Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, said: “We are extremely proud of our innovative single malts and the recognition that they have received by industry leaders from all over the world.

"Our success is testament to our innovative production methods and the skills and craftsmanship championed at our Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia distilleries."

The Inchmoan 12 year old and Glen Scotia 18 year old are available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

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