Loch Lomond Whiskies, has today announced the launch of one of its oldest expressions to date.
Loch Lomond 54 Year Old (41.1% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1967, which was initially matured in a refill American oak hogshead, before being recasked into a refill European oak Sherry hogshead in 1994.
|Loch Lomond 54 Year Old
Loch Lomond 54 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of crème caramel, fresh vanilla pods, melted brown sugar, toasted oak, orange peel and marmalade on the nose. Followed by notes of tart pineapple, lemon citrus, honey, sultanas and raisins.
Inspired by the iconic national park where the distillery is located, Loch Lomond 54 Year Old is presented in a hand-made Glencairn Crystal 30% lead crystal decanter, a unique and premium version of the distiller’s recently refreshed bottle design.
Commenting on the launch, Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies Master Blender, said: “It is a real privilege to work with a whisky so rare. Our 54 Year Old single malt whisky had been maturing for more than 40 years before I joined as Master Blender in 2007. It takes a very special cask of whisky to make it to 54 years old, and the expectations are high when working with liquid as special and scarce as this. It was a huge undertaking and came with great responsibility. Selecting and perfecting this single malt was a true honour, and we’re proud to announce its release – ready to be enjoyed as a rare piece of distilling history. Although steeped in tradition, innovation sits at the very heart of our approach to whisky making. We believe this is the best way to create great whisky of unwavering quality.”
Limited to 55 bottles, Loch Lomond 54 Year Old, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of £24,000.
Posted by Steve Rush