Loch Lomond adds 30-year-old whisky to core range

Oct 16, 2020by Owen Bellwood

Highland distiller Loch Lomond has unveiled two age-statement single malt whiskies as part of its core range, including a cask strength 30-year-old Scotch.

Loch Lomond Whiskies has launched its 21 Years Old and 30 Years Old whiskies, each said to capture the 'signature fruity character' of the distillery. Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies master blender, said: “Working on these two aged products has been a pleasure. Each expression perfectly showcases our signature style and the range of flavours that Loch Lomond Whiskies is known for – fruits, spice and a hint of peat. Working with both American oak and oloroso casks has created wonderfully distinctive, warming flavours that we hope whisky lovers will enjoy.” Loch Lomond 30 Years Old has been matured in American oak casks and half the liquid used in its production was finished in oloroso Sherry casks. Bottled at a cask strength of 47% ABV, the 30-year-old whisky is said to have aromas of honey, peach, vanilla and cinnamon spice on the nose. On the palate, it has flavours of toffee, fresh pineapple and a subtle spice of ginger and nutmeg. Loch Lomond 30 Years Old is priced at RRP £500 (US$645). Meanwhile, the Loch Lomond 21 Years Old Single Malt is made using three styles of spirit, two of which are peated. Each whisky was matured in American oak casks, before being married together for up to three months. Loch Lomond 21 Years Old is said to offer flavours of sweet vanilla fudge, peaches, pears and a touch of cinnamon. Bottled at 46% and non-chill-filtered, Loch Lomond 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is priced at RRP £140 (US$180). Both Loch Lomond 21 Years Old and Loch Lomond 30 Years Old will be available globally. John Grieveson, chief marketing officer at Loch Lomond Whiskies, said “The launch of the Loch Lomond 21 and 30 Year Old completes our new core range, following on from the restructure of our Loch Lomond Whisky portfolio earlier this year which also included a complete brand refresh. “Each of these super-premium expressions are contained in a beautiful new bespoke bottle and luxury carton. We know that these exceptional liquids will excite our existing Loch Lomond Whisky customers and whisky fans, further enhancing our core range.”