Loch Lomond, has announced the launch of a new expression, which is said to pay homage to the extensive capabilities of its distillery.
Loch Lomond Steam & Fire (46% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in a combination of first fill Bourbon barrels and refill American oak casks, before being finished in heavily charred American oak casks for ten months.
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Loch Lomond Steam & Fire, takes its inspiration from the “extraordinary distillery” – a place where alchemy and engineering meet time-honoured craftsmanship to create its whisky.
Located near the banks of the iconic Loch Lomond, the distillery is home to innovative feats of engineering - including Scotland’s only set of Straight Neck Pot Stills, which allow Master Blender Michael Henry to influence the flavour at the point of distillation, as well as during maturation.
It’s also one only four distilleries in Scotland to house its own cooperage, where a team of experienced coopers repair and char barrels.
Loch Lomond Steam & Fire, is said to deliver notes of toffee, apple, fudge, vanilla and cinnamon on the nose. Followed by notes of orange, peach, marmalade, coffee, melted brown sugar and roasted marshmallow on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Michael Henry, Master Blender at Loch Lomond Whiskies, said: “Steam & Fire is unlike anything we have created at our distillery before. Intended to capture our extensive and unique capabilities in whisky making, it is a striking expression which speaks to the heart of what Loch Lomond Whiskies is trying to achieve and our ongoing experimentation with flavour. Steam & Fire is a representation of our quest to create whisky outside of the ordinary, bringing together our impressive capabilities in distillation and maturation.”
Loch Lomond Steam & Fire, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £45.00.
Posted by Steve Rush