Loch Lomond marks The Open 2023
Scotch producer Loch Lomond Whiskies has released two limited edition single malts to celebrate this year’s Open golf tournament.
Loch Lomond agreed a five-year partnership with the organisers of The Open in February 2018.
Loch Lomond Open Special Edition and Loch Lomond Open Course Collection have been released to mark The 151st Open competition at Royal Liverpool this July.
Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies master blender, said: “The Open is one of the most prestigious events in the world of golf and we are proud to be a part of the journey, supporting the 151st championship with this incredible range of limited edition whiskies.”
Loch Lomond Open Course Edition is a 22-year-old single malt whisky distilled in 2000 on the banks of Loch Lomond. Only 4,500 bottles are available globally, priced at RRP £240 (US$297).
The 48.2% ABV single malt is said to offer notes flavours of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, grapefruit and vanilla with a hint of toasted oak, ginger and cinnamon on the finish.
Meanwhile, the Special Edition bottling was created in partnership with Loch Lomond Whiskies’ long-term golf ambassador, Colin Montgomerie. Bottled at 46% ABV, it is priced at RRP £45 (US$55.60).
The whisky was matured in American oak casks before being finished in Rioja Alta Reserva casks. The resulting liquid has notes of red berry, orchard fruit and creamy vanilla with dark chocolate, and soft smoke on the finish.
The packaging for the new whiskies features a QR code that leads consumers to an augmented reality experience, providing access to exclusive golf content.
Both expressions are available to buy from Loch Lomond’s website now, and will be on sale at specialist whisky retailers from 17 April.
Last month, Loch Lomond launched Noble Rebel, a new blended malt whisky brand created to ‘push boundaries in the pursuit of flavour creation’.