Wednesday, July 14, 2021


The Loch Lomond Group, has today announced the launch of a new single grain Scotch whisky expression.

Spearhead (43% ABV) has been produced using spirit from Loch Lomond’s continuous Coffey style still, which was matured in ex-bourbon barrels, before being finished in a combination of fire and infrared-toasted virgin American oak barrels.

Spearhead single grain Scotch whisky

Spearhead, is said to showcase pioneering craftsmanship and whisky-making techniques which create a lighter spirit, aiming to encourage more drinkers to enter the world of whisky.

The innovative infrared barrels allow for an exact level of toast that extracts natural properties in the barrel, releasing a range of flavours from the wood that are then caramelized to give a complex range of sweet notes.

Loch Lomond Distillery, is currently the only distillery in Scotland to use infrared barrels to finish whisky.

Presented in a bourbon style bottle, Spearhead is said to deliver notes of dark berries, vanilla pods, caramel and dark chocolate on the nose, followed by notes of red apple, lime citrus, vanilla fudge and light brown sugar on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Calum Leslie, Head of Innovation at Loch Lomond Group, said: “We have been working very hard to create an innovative new Scotch whisky and we are pleased to finally launch Spearhead to market. While this style of whisky is very popular in the Irish and American markets, there isn’t anything comparable in the Scotch sector. Spearhead is one of a kind, championing the single grain and taking a non-traditional approach to whisky making that will resonate with people new to Scotch. It’s the perfect whisky for those who prefer the sweetness of a bourbon or enjoy a long-whisky based serve, with Spearhead taking a twist on some classic cocktails.”

Spearhead, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £30.00.

Posted by Steve Rush