Friday, November 25, 2022


Loch Lomond Whiskies, has announced the launch of the first expression from its new collaborative Remarkable Makers series.

Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old (57.1% ABV) is a single cask single malt Scotch whisky, which has been produced using chardonnay wine yeast.

Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old

Working with liked-minded passionate creators and artisan craftspeople from other industries, the campaign intends to lift the lid on the complex whisky making process by explaining the nuances of its approach and showcasing how the slightest variations in method make incredible differences. 

The new Loch Lomond Remarkable Makers Series, launches with its first collaborator, Bread Ahead, a popular London bakery chain, which was selected to show the parallels of whisky and bread making – two age old crafts that use simple ingredients to create maximum flavour.

By taking people on a journey into the world of bread, Loch Lomond and Bread Ahead are helping to educate people on whisky, inspiring a new appreciation for ingredients and bringing to life the method in an innovative and simplified way. 

Specifically, the collaboration explains the role of yeast in whisky and uncovers the story of Loch Lomond’s new Distillery Edition, that has been crafted using chardonnay wine yeast, an unusual ingredient in whisky making. Chardonnay wine yeast creates an intense zesty fruit and citrus flavour when added to whisky, and a fresher, sweeter flavour when added to bread.

This first release in the new series is said to capture Loch Lomond Distillery’s innovative approach to whisky making, underpinned by its use of its unique Straight Neck Stills. The only distiller in Scotland to use the Straight Neck Stills, Loch Lomond is able to carefully manipulate the flavour at the point of distillation creating a lighter and distinctively fruit single malt, which is characterised by notes of citrus and orchard. When combined with the chardonnay wine yeast, the fruit flavours become supercharged creating an incredibly intense whisky that appeals to a broad range of whisky lovers. 

Commenting on the launch, Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Master Blender, said: “There is a certain mystery to whisky-making, which is often seen as an infinitely complex form of science and art. While there are just three ingredients in whisky making – water, barley and yeast – there are endless possibilities to explore, with the most subtle changes in method creating distinctive differences in flavour, colour and alcohol concentration.”

He went onto say: “Recognising that most people don’t have the desire to delve into the highly technical details, we are setting out to work with a collection of Remarkable Makers from other industries who exude the same passion and innovation in their fields, as we do in ours. By doing so, we hope to lift the curtain on whisky making, educating consumers in a new way, simplifying the process and taking them into our world through that of other creators.” 

Limited to 265 bottles, Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old, is now available from the Loch Lomond Whiskies website, for a RRP of £65.00.


Posted by Steve Rush