Loch Lomond has unveiled two limited edition single malt whiskies in celebration of The Open: The Open Course Edition 2022 and The Open Special Edition 2022. The whiskies have been created to mark the 150th year of The Open Championship, of which the distillery is the official spirit partner.
Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2022 has been crafted in partnership with legendary golfer Colin Montgomerie, who worked closely with Master Blender Michael Hendry to create a whisky worthy of The Open’s historic anniversary. The whisky was aged in American Oak casks before being hand-selected for additional finishing in Bordeaux Red Wine Barriques, creating an additional layer of complexity.
Perfectly capturing the distillery’s signature style of fruit, honey and soft smoke, this unique single malt delivers notes of strawberry, peach, and lime citrus, a creamy fudge sweetness, a lingering oak spice, and soft smoke on the finish.
Montgomerie’s signature appears on each bottle, adding an extra special touch to this wonderful edition.
Loch Lomond The Open Course Edition 2022 is a rich and elegant single malt whisky which pays homage to all the golf courses where The Open has taken place, from the first ever championship in Prestwick in 1860 to St Andrews where the 2022 event will be held.
First distilled 22 years ago, The Open Course Edition 2022 delivers notes of stewed apple, pear and black cherry with vanilla and dark chocolate, a warming ginger spice and wood smoke finish. It is aged in American Oak casks before being finished in Haut-Médoc Claret Barriques for 36 months.
The Open Course Edition 2022 is presented in a striking blue case and boasts an elevated bottle design, making it the perfect gift which will stand out on any whisky cabinet.
“The Open is such a prestigious event, bringing together some of the world’s best golfers,” commented Andrew Jack, Head of Whisky Marketing at Loch Lomond Whiskies. “At Loch Lomond Whiskies we are very proud to show our support as the official spirit partner of this momentous anniversary.
“The ties between golf and whisky in Scotland date back generations. Our two new, limited edition single malts are highly valuable additions to our whisky portfolio, demonstrating the breadth of distillation techniques Loch Lomond Whiskies is capable of. We’re confident both expressions will appeal to a variety of tastes, budgets and interests, particularly in the lead up to Father’s Day in June.”
Bottled at 46% ABV, the Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2022 is priced at £45. Bottled at 48.2%, The Loch Lomond The Open Course Edition 2022 comes in at £225. Both are available for purchase from Loch Lomond’s official website.