We are delighted to announce the third and final release of our Remarkable Stills series.
Loch Lomond 47 Years Old is limited to 200 bottles globally and is one of our oldest and rarest releases yet. It joins Loch Lomond 45 Years Old and Loch Lomond 46 Years Old to complete the range.
The Remarkable Stills Series is inspired by our unique Straight Neck pot stills. These incredible stills give our Master Blender Michael Henry the creative freedom to explore flavour in a more inventive way, carefully shaping the character of the whisky at the point of distillation, revealing distinctive fruit notes at a higher collection strength.
First distilled in 1974, the whisky began its journey in refill American Oak casks where it quietly matured on the banks of Loch Lomond for 43 years before finishing in 2nd fill Oloroso Sherry casks, which adds additional dried, tropical fruit notes to compliment the distillery’s notable style characterised by orchard fruit.
Like its predecessors, Loch Lomond 47 Years Old is an unpeated whisky. On the nose it conveys toffee, orange and green apple with floral notes of rose followed by sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg. The palette opens with a velvety mouthfeel, hints of caramel and vanilla are met with crisp green apple, melon and kiwi fruit complement floral notes of elderflower. The finish is long, initially sweet flavours of melted brown sugar followed by mouth-watering lime citrus and gently warming cinnamon spice.
It is bottled at 44.3% ABV, natural in colour and presented in a beautifully hand-crafted oak box with a copper centre inspired by the stills themselves.
Loch Lomond Whiskies Master Blender, Michael Henry said:
“It is our unique Straight Neck Stills which set us apart from others. As the only distillery In Scotland to use these stills, our whisky making process is truly innovative and entirely one of a kind.
“Created in tribute to this incredible feat of engineering, our Remarkable Stills Series is as rare as the stills themselves. With only 200 bottles of each release available worldwide, every edition is as special as the one before it. “Loch Lomond 47 Years Old is the final piece of this collection – a distinctively fruity single malt with an array of complex and complementary notes. It is a single malt of exceptional character that perfectly captures the imagination and curious spirit of the Loch Lomond Whiskies distillery.”
This is now available to purchase on our website, and over the coming months will be available globally.