One of only 4,000 available, this 22 year old whisky was distilled just before the turn of the Millennium at Loch Lomond and celebrates every Open from the 1t ever at Prestwick, in 1960, through to the historic 150th Open this year at the world-famous "Home of Golf" St Andrews, in 2022. Aged for 19 years in American Oak to create the signature fruit, honey and soft smoke style only found in Loch Lomond single malt whisky. Finished for an additional 36 months in the finest Haut-Medoc Claret Barriques resulting in an elegant, rich whisky that has notes of stewed apple, pear and black cherry with vanilla and dark chocolate and a warming ginger spice and wood smoke finish.
Distillery Note: Loch Lomond Whiskies are excited to have partnered with Louis Oosthuizen to create this 12 year old limited edition single malt in celebration of Louis becoming the champion golfer at St Andrews in 2010. In the year of the 150th Open, returning to The Home of Golf, St Andrews, we have bottled a single malt that was distilled and filled into casks in 2010, the year of Louis' victory at St Andrews. It has delicious notes of peach and pear layered with vanilla sweetness and a gentle hint of smoke on the finish.
Distillery Note: The Open Special Edition was created to celebrate our partnership with The Open, golf's original championship, and Loch Lomond golf ambassador, Colin Montgomerie. This expression celebrates the significant milestone of The Open with the 150th Championship at the world-famous "Home of Golf", the Old Course, St Andrews. Michael Henry, our master blender, has crafted this expression with Colin Montgomerie to create a whisky worthy of this very special year and momentous occasion. Aged in American Oak, this malt displays the signature fruit, honey and soft smoke style. A range of casks are then hand selected for additional finishing in Bordeaux Red Wine Barriques to add layers of complexity, creating a mouth-watering whisky that has a burst of strawberry, peach and lime citrus with a creamy fudge sweetness and a lingering oak spice and soft smoke finish.
Apples and grapefruit nutty/oaky characters with a hint of smoke. Big spiciness, honey, oak a plenty with green fruits coming in the latter stages. Drying finish with the bitterness of grapefruit.
Sweet notes of apple, warmed pastry and cinnamon. Baked apple, brown sugar, vanilla with spices of cinnamon and ginger. Drying finish but still has a note of vanilla sweetness throughout.