Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled a rare 46-Year-Old single malt whisky, marking the second release in its Remarkable Stills Series. Created in homage to the distillery’s unique straight-neck stills, the collection of exceptional limited edition single malt whiskies celebrates the alchemy and engineering of Loch Lomond’s whisky-making process.
As the only distillery in Scotland to use straight-neck stills, Loch Lomond Whiskies is unique in its craftsmanship, using innovative techniques to explore flavour in a distinctive way. It is able to shape the character of the whisky at the point of distillation, creating a lighter spirit with a distinctive fruit flavour which is integral to the distillery’s signature style.
First distilled in 1974, Loch Lomond 46-Year-Old has matured in American oak casks for 44 years, followed by two years in a combination of first fill Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks. The unpeated single malt whisky has been bottled at a strength of 45.3% ABV.
Presented in a hand-crafted oak box with a copper centre inspired by the stills themselves, Loch Lomond 46-Year-Old is limited to 200 bottles around the world, making it one of the rarest whiskies ever released by the distillery. Loch Lomond Whiskies Master Blender, Michael Henry said: “It is our unique straight-neck stills which set us apart from other distilleries in Scotland. Often distilleries focus on the flavours created through cask influence alone, but at Loch Lomond Whiskies we use both the distillation and maturation process to create a distinctive signature style.”