The Highland distillery of Loch Lomond has launched the latest expression in it Remarkable Makers series of Scotch single malts - the Loch Lomond Steam & Fire. The new whisky has been finished for 10 months in heavily charred American oak barrels, which were fired at Loch Lomond's own cooperage, and highlights the capabilities of distillation and maturation. It features spirit produced on the distillery's traditional swan neck still and unorthodox straight neck still, plus a small pocket of heavily peated spirit. These average between six and nine years of age.
As with previous Remarkable Makers bottlings, Steam & Fire sees a collaboration with a like-minded artisan - in this case open fire chef Genevieve Taylor. Loch Lomond Steam & Fire whisky is bottled at 46% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. It will be available is selected global markets and will cost £45.
"At Loch Lomond, we are driven to experiment with flavour, creating unique single malts that push the boundaries. Steam & Fire is unlike anything we have created before, and is a bringing together our impressive capabilities in distillation and maturation."Michael Henry / Master Blender at Loch Lomond.