Loch Lomond whisky has been the official spirit of the Open since 2018 (Loch Lomond has taken over the sponsorship from Glenmorangie).
The Distiller’s Cut is a limited edition created by the company master blender Michael Henry in collaboration with legendary golfer Colin Montgomerie. The whisky was aged in three types of American oak casks (we can guess they were first fill, refill and rejuvenated casks) and bottled at 46% abv for the 149th Open in 2019. The grassy green presentation box is suitably adorned with all kinds of golf paraphernalia to emphasize the distillery partnership with the Scottish national sport, especially with the Open.
Nose: fruity, peaches, pears, ripe apples, toasted bread, vanilla custard, butterscotch, brown sugar and fading hint of smoke.
Palate: sweet and fruity, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, honey, peaches, oranges, maple syrup and hints of oak tannins.
Finish: medium long, with notes of apples, pears, peaches, vanilla, honey and distant whiff of smoke.