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47 Year Whisky is Loch Lomond’s Last In Its Remarkable Stills Series

Loch Lomond Whiskies recently wrapped up its Remarkable Stills series of aged single malts with the release of its Loch Lomond 47 Years Old.

A statement from the distiller notes that this, the third and final release in the collection, is limited to 200 bottles worldwide, which would make it one of the rarest to be released by Loch Lomond.

The Remarkable Stills Series was inspired by Loch Lomond’s unique “straight neck” pot stills, which the distiller explained offer Master Blender Michael Henry the creative freedom to explore flavor, shaping the character of the whisky at the point of distillation.

Loch Lomond 47 Years Old
Loch Lomond Whiskies recently wrapped up its Remarkable Stills series of aged single malts with the release of its Loch Lomond 47 Years Old. (image via Loch Lomond)

In turn, Henry said, using the straight neck pot stills reveal distinctive fruit notes at a higher collection strength.

First distilled in the 1970s, the Lomond 47 Years Old began its life in refill American oak casks then matured on the banks of Loch Lomond for 43 years before finishing in second-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

Loch Lomond 47 Years Old is an unpeated whisky, and the distiller’s notes show that on the nose are aromas of toffee, orange and green apple with floral notes of rose followed by sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg.

On the palate, there are hints of caramel and vanilla, along with green apple, melon and kiwi fruit. It’s complemented by floral notes of elderflower. The finish is long, with sweet flavors of melted brown sugar followed by lime citrus and warming cinnamon spice.

The whisky clocks in at 44.3% ABV. Loch Lomond 47 Years Old comes in a hand-crafted oak box with a copper center, inspired by the stills.

“It’s our unique straight neck stills which set us apart from others. As the only distillery in Scotland to use these stills, our whisky making process is truly innovative and entirely one of a kind,” Henry said, in the prepared statement. “Created in tribute to this incredible feat of engineering, our Remarkable Stills Series is as rare as the stills themselves. With only 200 bottles of each release available worldwide, every edition is as special as the one before it.”

Loch Lomond 47 Years Old Single Malt has a suggested retail price of £5,750 and is available globally. Every bottle has been individually numbered.

Loch Lomond Distillery’s lineage dates back to the Littlemill Distillery, established in 1772. Its current malt and grain distilleries, in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, near the banks of Loch Lomond, were commissioned in 1964 with first distillation in 1966.

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