Loch Lomond extends Remarkable Stills Series

by Alice Brooker

Scotch whisky producer Loch Lomond Group has unveiled a 46-year-old single malt as the second bottling in its Remarkable Stills Series.

Joining the 45-year-old in the Remarkable Stills Series, the new release is limited to 200 bottles globally. The 46-year-old whisky was crafted in homage to the distiller’s straight-neck stills, and first distilled in 1974. Matured in American oak casks for 44 years, the whisky was then transferred to first-fill oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks for two years. It has been bottled at 45.3% ABV. Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies master blender, said: “It is our unique straight-neck stills which set us apart from other distilleries in Scotland. “Often distilleries focus on the flavours created through cask influence alone, but at Loch Lomond Whiskies we use both the distillation and maturation process to create a distinctive signature style.” On the nose, the whisky presents hints of toffee and caramelised sugar, as well as floral notes of peach, mango and vanilla syrup. Meanwhile, the palate delivers flavours of pear, orange peel, cinnamon and clove spice. The finish is long with gooseberry, lime and nutmeg. “The Loch Lomond Whiskies Remarkable Stills Series has been crafted in tribute to our unique whisky-making expertise and captures the passion and curiosity of our whisky-making team who have set out to explore flavour in our own unique way,” added Henry. “We set out to create new possibilities in whisky-making and as a result have created an exceptional collection of high-aged single malt whiskies which feature some of the rarest expressions we have ever released. “Loch Lomond 46 Year Old showcases our ability to create imaginative flavour profiles, and perfectly captures the distillery’s signature style which is characterised by extraordinary notes of fruit and honey.” The 46-year-old single malt is presented in a hand-crafted oak box with a copper centre. Retailing for RRP £4,500 (US$5,544), each bottle is individually numbered.