A STAR CHRISTMAS GIFT SELECTION
This year, The Loch Lomond Distillery has the perfect Christmas gift selection for whisky lovers with our very own Three Wise Men; a specially crafted trio of 12 Year Old whiskies, each with its own unique style and character.
Traditionally, the ’12 days of Christmas’ marked the time between Christmas Day and the arrival of the three wise men; Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior, making this collection of 12 Year Olds the perfect way to toast the festive season.
Loch Lomond Whiskies has also created a recommended serve for each expression representing each of the three gifts, to provide some added inspiration for those entertaining guests this Christmas – or perhaps even seeking a quiet moment to themselves…
Loch Lomond Sparkling Gold
Gold was gifted often as an acknowledgement of kingship. This precious gift is still a symbol of Christmas and so we have incorporated it into a drink fit for royalty;
25ml of Loch Lomond 12 Year Old
15ml of Golden Honey
15ml of Ginger syrup
Gold Flakes (optional)
Method: Combine Loch Lomond 12 Year Old with the golden honey and ginger syrup and chill down over ice before straining into at chilled flute glass and topping with sparkling Prosecco. To add a little sparkle, top with a pinch of edible gold flakes.
Inchmurrin Aromatic Frankincense
Frankincense is a rare aromatic resin with citrus and pine aroma and is used in incense and perfume with the name coming from an old French expression meaning “high-quality incense”.
The fruity and floral profile of our Inchmurrin 12 Year Old combined with bitter and fresh Italian aperitif Aperol and soothing sweet vermouth topped with sparking soda and orange oils.
25ml of Inchmurrin 12 Year Old
15ml Sweet Vermouth
A splash of soda
Orange peel to garnish
Method: Simply add Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, Aperol and Sweet Vermouth to a large wine glass over cubed ice. Stir these ingredients together for 10 seconds and add more ice if needed. Top with sparkling soda and gently stir together. Garnish with orange peel.
Inchmoan Warming Myrrh
Myrrh is an opulent smokey, dark, woody and earthy resin that has long been thought to contain healing qualities.
The smoky and deep character of Inchmoan 12 Year Old combines with natural honey, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg before being soothed with hot water, pressed apple and fresh lemon.
25ml Inchmoan 12 Year Old
30ml of pressed apple
200 ml hot water
2 teaspoons of honey
1 cinnamon stick
A pinch of nutmeg
A squeeze of fresh lemon
Lemon peel to garnish
Method: Add the honey to a glass mug then half fill with the hot water and stir until fully dissolved. Add all other ingredients except for the lemon peel, and stir together for 10 seconds. Finally add the remaining hot water and serve, garnished with the lemon peel.