Loch Lomond intros new GTR whisky collections
Independent distiller and blender Loch Lomond Group is set to launch two collections of its Glen Scotia and namesake Loch Lomond brands into global travel retail.
Forming the group’s new core global travel retail range, the two collections will be unveiled at the upcoming TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes next month.
One collection contains four expressions from the Highlands-based Loch Lomond Distillery, which features four different types of stills.
The first is the Loch Lomond Single grain, exclusively made with malted barley; the second is Loch Lomond Signature, which undergoes the 100 cask solera process; the third is Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt, which uses spirit from two different types of stills; and the fourth is Loch Lomond Inchmurrin Madeira Single Malt, which is exclusively produced in pot stills with a rectifying head.
In addition to the core GTR range, the brand will make its entry level Loch Lomond Original Single Malt Scotch whisky available in the channel.
Glen Scotia Distillery, based in Campbeltown, has launched two new variants as part of the brand’s GTR range: Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832, which celebrates the founding date of the distillery, and the Glen Scotia 16 Year Old. The range also includes Glen Scotia Victoriana, a combination of whiskies finished in heavily charred oak casks and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.
André de Almeida joined Loch Lomond Group this month as managing director for global travel retail after leaving William Grant & Sons.
“Travel retail is definitely an important channel for the Loch Lomond Group and as a result we have brought in André to ensure we have the right strategy for our brands in the channel, with a core range and an appropriate route to market in line with our future ambitions,” said Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group.
“At the same time, we will need to continue to reach out and engage with consumers through our partners, as we strongly believe in the quality of what is inside the bottle given the provenance, innovation and craft involved in the production of our brands, such as Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond Scotch whiskies.”