Loch Lomond unveils triple cask-matured 25yo whisky

by Melita Kiely

Highland distillery Loch Lomond has launched its first triple cask-matured single malt Scotch whisky to honour golfer Colin Montgomerie’s three-wood shot that led him to victory in the 1997 Ryder Cup tournament.

Loch Lomond Three Wood Matured 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was first matured in refill American oak, before being transferred into first-fill Limousin oak and oloroso Sherry casks for up to six months. Bottled at 46.3% abv, the whisky is presented in a black and red gift box and has been priced at RRP £250 (US$312). Montgomerie is one of several golf ambassadors for Loch Lomond Whiskies. He became a professional golfer in 1987 and has recorded 53 tournament victories worldwide. In 1993, he became the European number one and retained this position for seven years. Montgomerie said: “As a proud Scot I know that Scotland is world-renowned for both our whisky and our unrivalled golf courses. I am thrilled that the Loch Lomond Three Wood Matured 25 Year Old Single Malt will celebrate both worlds. “My shot at Valderrama is one that will live long in the memory for me. To know that it has inspired a single malt and one which carries my signature is a huge honour. I hope that golfers and whisky fans alike will enjoy a dram as much as I have.”