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Loch Lomond 'The Open' 2021 Course Collection - Royal St George's 20 yr old

€188.18 $221.36 £160.00

Fresh Fruit

Citrus, berries, apple, pear

One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Speyside region, fruity flavours are also common in the Islands (so long as peat does not dominate) and in many Lowland single malts. It is a curious coincidence to find overt flavours of fruits in a spirit made from grain, and therefore of a completely different provenance to brandy or wine: these flavours of fresh fruit - to be distinguished from the drier flavours of raisins, red grape or fruitcake that derive from sherry-cask maturation and are grouped under the ‘dried fruit’ tag - owe much to the influence of ex-bourbon barrels made from American Oak. These casks generally produce vibrant aromas with a far lighter and fresher character than the heavy, dry European Oak sherry casks: tropical fruits, such as pineapple, kiwi or coconut, are a common comparison.

Some whiskies present clear flavours of apple or pear, such as Glenfiddich 12-year-old and many other Speyside whiskies in a similar style (our Treasurer’s Selection Benrinnes is an excellent example). Others tend towards a tarter citrus flavour, such as the orange notes in Dalmore or the tropical fruits of Arran. Flavours of red berries often derive from wine casks - raspberry, strawberry or cherry are common flavours in port-cask matured whiskies (see e.g. Balvenie Portwood or Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban), while drier flavours of cranberry or red plum may result from various red wine finishes (e.g. Longrow Red, or many of the wine cask expressions from Edradour). It is a wide-ranging set of flavours with all sorts of possible incarnations, and a good test for the learner’s palate: it is easy to define a whisky as tasting ‘fruity’, but is it fresh fruit or dried? Apple, citrus or berry? Raspberry, blackberry or boysenberry…?

Some cigars have slightly fruity flavours themselves, which are an obvious pairing: consider the floral flavours of Romeo y Julieta or San Cristobal, for example. Grassy or sweet flavours may also complement this diverse and expressive flavour profile.

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Loch Lomond 'The Open' Course Collection - Royal St George's 20 yr old Single Malt Scotch Whisky- 70cl, 50.2% abv

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Tasting Notes

Nose:
Spiced apple, elderflower and sweet vanilla.
Palate:
Caramel sweetness, green apple and honeydew melon, then toasted oak and clove of spice
Finish:
Dry, lingering finish of lime citrus, cumin and ginger.

Product Info

Loch Lomond 'The Open' Course Collection - Royal St George's 20 yr old Single Malt Scotch Whisky- 70cl, 50.2% abv

This years' Open Course Collection Royal St George's was released in partnership with Darren Clarke, Professional Golfer and Loch Lomond Whiskies ambassador. 

This 2021 release is a stunning 20-year-old single malt that has been matured in Loch Lomond's finest American oak casks before being finished in English Virgin oak, creating an exquisite liquid with an underlying fruity character!

Non chill-filtered, bottled at 50.2% and presented in a premium gift box bearing Darren Clarke's signature. 

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