Tuesday, October 03, 2017


The Loch Lomond Distillery, has announced the launch of its oldest and rarest single malt whisky.

Loch Lomond 50 Year Old (46.2% ABV) was initially matured in an American oak hogshead, before being matured in a European oak hogshead, for half a century at the Loch Lomond Distillery in Alexandria.

Loch Lomond 50 Year Old

Drawn from a single cask, which was distilled in 1967, this latest Loch Lomond release, is said to deliver notes of heady oak spice, clove, cinnamon, sultanas, raisins and creamy vanilla fudge on the nose. Followed by notes of intense vibrant tropical fruit, fresh pineapple, ripe banana and honey sweetness on the palate.

Limited to 60 hand-blown crystal decanters, Loch Lomond 50 Year Old comes presented in a bespoke chest created by ‘architects of objects’, Method Studio in Scotland.  The husband and wife team, Callum Robinson and Marisa Giannasi drew inspiration from the drama, romance and kinetic energy of Loch Lomond itself to create ‘The Tempest Chest.’

Commenting on the launch, Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, said: “For 50 years the Loch Lomond Distillery has been one of Scotland’s best kept secrets.  With the launch of the 50 Year Old single malt, we are putting Loch Lomond firmly on the Scotch whisky map and we are proud to become one of a very select few distilleries in the world which have released a 50 year old whisky.”  

Loch Lomond 50 Year Old, will be available in December from a select number of specialist retailers, for a RRP of £12,000.

Posted by Steve Rush