Loch Lomond strengthens The Open ties with ltd editions

By Charlotte Turner |

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Colin Montgomerie has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles.

Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled two new special edition single malts to celebrate the independent distiller’s second year as The Spirit of The Open, supporting ‘golf’s original championship’ event.

 

Loch Lomond Group has also released two new limited editions to celebrate its five-year partnership with The Open, following a GTR-wide activation in 2018, with particularly high profile promotions in UK airports.

 

Andre de Almeida, Managing Director, Global Travel Retail, Loch Lomond Group, said: “We are proud to be extending our GTR range and providing travellers with exciting new exclusive and limited edition products to acquire and enjoy.

 

“Importantly, we’re also extremely pleased to be offering our travel retail partners a wider choice of Loch Lomond Group brands for their shoppers to discover.

 

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Loch Lomond’s The Open Special Edition 2019.

“Since launching our bespoke GTR Scotch whisky range just over two years ago, we’ve experienced strong demand from retailers for our brands and we’re keen to support their drive for more diversity across the channel.”

 

THE OPEN SPECIAL EDITION

Loch Lomond’s The Open Special Edition 2019, has been created in conjunction with Loch Lomond Whiskies’ golf ambassador Colin Montgomerie, who has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles.

 

The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush 19 Year Old, was a collaboration with Open Champion Darren Clarke, who has won 21 tournaments internationally including the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s in England. He is also a Loch Lomond Whiskies golf brand ambassador,  Both editions showcase the worlds of whisky and golf; ‘two of Scotland’s most iconic exports,’ says LLG.

 

The Open Special Edition 2019 was crafted by Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Master Blender Michael Henry and is presented in a distinctive green golf-inspired box baring Monty’s signature.

 

A limited edition release, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2019 will be available to purchase worldwide from April 2019.

 

148TH OPEN RETURNS TO NORTHERN IRELAND

Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush has been launched in honour of the 148th Open Championship, which is returning to Northern Ireland after a near 70-year absence.

 

To create the edition, Master Blender, Henry worked with Clarke to carefully select casks from the distillery’s onsite cooperage that ‘capture the fruit character achieved by Loch Lomond’s innovative straight neck stills’.

 

“Matured in American Oak, the liquid was then finished in claret casks as an homage to the famous Open trophy, and as a result has developed a stunning rose colour. It has also help to deliver a beautifully balanced single malt, rich in honey sweetness with tropical fruits coming to the fore.”

 

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The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush 19 Year Old, was a collaboration with Open Champion Darren Clarke, who has won 21 tournaments internationally including the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s in England.

 

The release’s packaging, which is signed by Clarke, depicts a map of Royal Portrush Golf Club course in the centre, creating what LLG believes will be a highly prized collector’s item. The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush has an ABV of 50.3% and is available globally from April 2019.

 

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Glen Scotia Vintage 1991 Single Malt.

In addition to The Open releases, LLG is also launching new malts from Glen Scotia and LittleMill.

GLEN SCOTIA’S OLDEST RELEASE

Glen Scotia Vintage 1991 Single Malt Scotch Whisky – a GTR exclusive – was distilled at one of only three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown, formerly known as the Victorian capital of Scotch, and one of Scotland’s five malt-producing regions.

 

“Glen Scotia Vintage 1991 Single Malt Scotch Whisky displays Glen Scotia’s signature maritime influences along with a hint of spice and smoke,” says LLG. “It will also be the distillery’s oldest release.”

 

Littlemill Vintage 1992 Single Malt Scotch Whisky is said to be ‘a rare and exceptionally limited release’ from the Littlemill distillery, which fell silent in 1994 and is thought to be one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, dating from 1772.

 

“It displays a subtly floral, vanilla-rich sweetness and comes with a 5cl vial for those who would like to sample the whisky while keeping the bottle intact,” explains LLG.

 

“Every bottle is individually numbered and comes from a very small parcel of stock, consisting of just three casks.”

 

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