Loch Lomond plans GTR expansion for 2019

16th October, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

Whisky maker Loch Lomond Group is set to enhance its portfolio in global travel retail (GTR) with the launch of a number of new expressions next year, including its first small batch gin.

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The 1992 vintage from Littlemill will be a GTR exclusive

Ben Lomond Premium Gin (£26/US$34) is a London Dry-style gin inspired by the Ben Lomond mountain, which is located close to Loch Lomond Group’s Alexandria distillery.

The gin’s bottle design features a wood warbler, a foraging bird native to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. Its botanicals include Scottish berries and ingredients that offer a “sweet and gentle finish”.

Loch Lomond will also launch two GTR-exclusive whiskies next year: a 1991 vintage from Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia and a 1992 vintage from closed distillery Littlemill.

Additionally, the Loch Lomond brand will unveil its 2019 whiskies that celebrate its five-year partnership with golf championship The Open. Loch Lomond’s position as ‘the spirits of The Open’ will be showcased at London Heathrow, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, among others.

Loch Lomond Group will also introduce its new High Commissioner Blended Scotch Aged 7 Years to its GTR collection.

“We are proud to be extending our GTR range and providing travellers with exciting new exclusive and limited edition products to acquire and enjoy,” said Andre de Almeida, managing director of global travel retail at Loch Lomond Group.

“Importantly, we’re also extremely pleased to be offering our travel retail partners a wider choice of Loch Lomond Group brands for their shoppers to discover. Since launching our bespoke GTR Scotch whisky range just over two years ago, we’ve experienced strong demand from retailers for our brands and we’re keen to support their drive for more diversity across the channel.”

All new products were unveiled at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes earlier this month and are expected to launch in stores in 2019.

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