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Loch Lomond 'The Open' 2022 - Special Edition

€51.38 $50.66 £45.00

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' 2022 - Special Edition - 70cl, 46% abv

The Open Special Edition 2022 Single Malt is of exceptional character...read more

Tasting Notes

NOSE
Fresh and fruity, peach, pear and red apples with rose floral notes.

TASTE
Burst of strawberry, peach and lime citrus leads into creamy fudge and light biscuit sweetness.

FINISH
Long with lingering oak spice and soft smoke.

Product Info

Loch Lomond 'The Open' 2022 - Special Edition - 70cl, 46% abv

The Open Special Edition 2022 Single Malt is of exceptional character with a burst of strawberry, peach and lime citrus, a creamy fudge sweetness and a lingering oak spice, with soft smoke on the finish. 

 This special edition whisky is aged in American Oak Casks before being hand-selected for additional finishing in Bordeaux Red Wine Barriques to complement our signature house style with an additional layer of complexity, creating a mouth-watering whisky. Michael Henry, our Master Blender has crafted this expression with Colin Montgomerie to create a whisky worthy of this very special year and momentous 150th Anniversary occasion. 

 

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