We are excited to unveil our Loch Lomond 54 Year Old Single Malt. This rare whisky is our oldest single malt release yet and is inspired by our beautiful surrounding landscape and our distillery’s unique Straight Neck Pot Stills.
One of the rarest Loch Lomond Single Malts to be released, just 55 bottles of this limited edition have been produced. Inspired by the iconic national park we call home, it is presented in a striking Glencairn glass decanter. The decanter itself is housed in a multi-layered oak box, hand-crafted to represent the contours of the area.
Distilled in 1967, just one year after our signature Straight Neck Stills began production in 1966, Loch Lomond 54 Year Old Single Malt Whisky has been expertly crafted from unpeated malted barley and collected at high strength. As the only distillery in Scotland to use straight-neck stills, we are truly unique in our craftsmanship, using innovative techniques to explore flavour in a distinctive way.
The stills are key to this as they provide us with the creative freedom to explore flavour, allowing the character of our whisky to be carefully shaped at the point of distillation. That’s why we are known for our lighter spirit and distinctive fruit flavour.
Loch Lomond 54 Year Old was originally matured in a refill American Oak hogshead before being recasked into a refill European oak sherry hogshead in 1994. Gentle maturation over 54 years has created a whisky of refined richness and exceptional character that embodies the elegance and quality of our distillation process.
Notes of crème caramel, fresh vanilla pods, melted brown sugar and toasted oak, orange peel and marmalade on the nose, give way to vibrant fruit, tart pineapple and lemon citrus with a honey and dried fruit sweetness on the palate, creating a smooth, silk-like mouthfeel. The finish is sublime and complements the flavour, with long, mouth-watering green fruit and floral notes, kiwi and elderflower followed by waves of warming oak spice, aniseed and cinnamon.
Non chill-filtered and natural in colour just as nature intended, Loch Lomond 54 Year Old has been nurtured by each of our Master Blenders over the decades, before passing into the careful custodianship of Michael Henry:
“It takes a very special cask of whisky to make it to 54 years old, and the expectations are high when working with liquid as special and scarce as this. It was a huge undertaking and came with great responsibility. Selecting and perfecting this single malt was a true honour, and we’re proud to announce its release – ready to be enjoyed as a rare piece of distilling history.”
Loch Lomond 54 Years Old Single Malt Whisky is bottled at 42.1% ABV, has an RRSP of £24,000 and is available here