Loch Lomond Whiskies celebrates success in this year's San Fransisco World Spirits Competition, receiving 5 awards across the portfolio, including a Platinum medal for Loch Lomond 12-year-old.
This was the 20th San Fransisco World Spirit Competition, one of the most respected and influential awards in the industry, which this year received over 3,000 entries. The Platinum medals were introduced last year and recognise brands that win a Double Gold or Best in Class for three consecutive years. This year only seven Platinum medals were awarded across the entire Scotch category. To date, only 17 Platinum medals have been awarded across all categories in the competition.
The Platinum awarded single malt is a beautifully balanced whisky with a deep fruity character and hints of peat and smoke. Matured in three different cask types – bourbon, refill and re-charred - the expertly crafted single malt delivers notes of crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing lemon while the taste is fruity, vanilla and biscuit.
The additional four medals awarded were 2 Double Gold medals for Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 and Loch Lomond 18-Year-Old, 1 Gold medal for Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12 Year Old and a Silver for Loch Lomond Original.
John Grieveson, Chief Marketing Officer, Loch Lomond Group commented: “We are extremely proud to have received such a strong set of results at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition this year, and we’re especially pleased to have received a Platinum award for Loch Lomond 12-Year-Old, such a central expression in our Loch Lomond Whisky range. It’s a real testament to the skill of the team, headed up by our Master Distiller Michael Henry, who work so hard to ensure that our range consistently delivers whiskies of the very highest quality.
“In these challenging times for everyone, it’s a very welcome boost for the whole team to receive this level of recognition from such a prestigious awards body.”