Tuesday, April 02, 2019


The Loch Lomond Group, has today announced the launch of two new expressions, to celebrate its second year as The Spirit of The Open.

The two new special edition single malts, were created by Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Master Blender, in partnership with Loch Lomond Whiskies’ golf ambassador Colin Montgomerie and former Open Champion Darren Clarke.

Loch Lomond launches two new special editions for The Open golf championship

Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2019 (46% ABV) is said to encompass four different spirit styles to deliver the distillery’s distinct fruity character underpinned with a gentle hint of peat and smoke. Delivering a vibrant palette of peach and pear, enhanced using specially selected spirit distilled from wine yeast fermentations.

Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush (50.3% ABV) which has been produced in honour of the 148th Open Championship, which is returning to Northern Ireland after a near 70 year absence, is a 19 Year Old single malt whisky, which was matured in American oak barrels, before being finished in claret casks.

Commenting on the launch, Michael Henry, said: “We are proud to launch two limited editions to mark this year’s Open, which returns to Royal Portrush for the first time in almost 70 years. Each expression harnesses the spirit of our Loch Lomond distillery, conveying a fruity character punctuated with deep, complex flavours and delivering a rich mouth feel. Personally, these releases mean a great deal to me. Hailing originally from Northern Ireland, it is highly rewarding to be showcasing Scotch whisky to my home country and to have the opportunity to celebrate Royal Portrush.”

Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2019 and Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £37.00 and £150.00.

Posted by Steve Rush