Distilled in 1973, this liquid has been matured for 45 years and
finished in an oloroso sherry cask.
Only 200 individually numbered bottles have been released, making
this one of our rarest expressions to date.
Invented in the 1950’s by Duncan Thomas and installed in 1965.
Our straight neck pot stills were designed to include still head
cooling at the top of the neck that gives us the ability to vary the
type of spirit produced.
This is achieved by taking the spirit off using either a wide spirit
cut without the still head cooling or a narrow spirit cut with the
still head cooling.
This approach allows for greater separation of flavours as the
spirit works harder when the liquid moves between the plates,
enabling the fruitier characteristics to develop, which is key to
our distillery profile.
100% of the spirit used in this release is from the narrow cut and
this cut also has the effect of giving us a triple distillation
character from a double distillation process.
Duncan Thomas invented the style of still for this purpose as he
also owned Littlemill Distillery and the original spirit produced
was a triple distilled liquid, that had the added benefit of
developing a fruitier underlying character.
Our straight neck pot stills have only ever been used at Littlemill
and Loch Lomond Distilleries, making the profile of our liquid truly
Maturation and finishing
Aged in a selection of American and European oak.
Loch Lomond Distillery is one of only four distilleries in Scotland
to have an on-site cooperage.
We select the finest wood to age our whiskies and the 1st release of
this series is aged in a re-fill American oak cask, then finished in
an oloroso sherry cask at our on-site warehouses in Alexandria.
Single malt whisky produced at Loch Lomond Distillery has an
underlying fruity tone that is known as our distillery’s signature
and Michael Henry, our Master Blender, ensures that each component
in the process works to highlight this.
The oloroso sherry cask chosen for this release complements the
fruity tones with an additional sherry characteristic, resulting in
a final spirit that is truly special.
Bottled at 42.2% and non-chill-filtered.
Nose: Very floral – orange blossom and
honeysuckle with ripe peach and melted brown sugar.
Palate: Opens on a honeyed sweetness, orchard
fruit of red apple and pear before the intensity lifts to tropical
fruit of melon and kiwi with lime citrus.
Finish: Long with tart green fruit, gooseberry,
and waves of warming cinnamon spice.
Craftsmanship at every stage.
Every bottle is sandblasted, filled with copper and sealed with an
embossed wooden cork that contains an engraved metal band. The label
is constructed from debossed copper and hand applied at the last
stage of production.
The bottle is then enclosed in a handmade, beautifully crafted oak
wood box that has been stained and combined with a metallic element.
Two halves of the pack are then joined together to form a graphic
depiction of our straight neck pot still.
Our Remarkable Stills are the key component that have allowed
us, and will continue to allow us, to produce world class
single malt Scotch whisky.
The whisky in this 1st release is a celebration of our truly