June 20 2024  |  Industry News

Loch Lomond Group partners with Dubai Duty Free in exclusive single cask bottling

By Laura Shirk

Loch Lomond introduces the Exclusive Cask, specially selected for Dubai Duty Free

Independent distiller, Loch Lomond Group has partnered with Dubai Duty Free to unveil an exclusive single cask bottling in the retailer’s stores at Dubai International Airport.

Available from June, just 306 bottles of the unpeated single malt are featured at the Dubai Duty Free stores in T3 Departures.

Priced at US$100, the whisky has an ABV of 58.5% and was distilled in 2014. The single malt was initially aged in first fill ex-bourbon casks for 7 years before being transferred in 2021 to second fill oloroso hogshead barrels for a further 15 months. The honey and vanilla sweetness of the bourbon barrels complement the fruitier spirit to give exceptional balance to the whisky. On the palate, notes of toffee apple and zesty lemon are balanced with fresh vanilla oak and a hint of dark chocolate, with baked orange and marzipan coming through before a finish of spiced ground ginger.

Luke Maga, Loch Lomond Group Managing Director Global Travel Retail, said, “Dubai Duty Free is a strategic partner of ours as we seek to expand the presence of Loch Lomond Group’s single malts at one of the world’s busiest international airports. Single cask formats play a key role in the growth of Loch Lomond Group’s business, supporting our core portfolio and addressing the consumer demand for exclusive, unique bottlings.”

Sharon Beecham, Senior Vice President – Purchasing of Dubai Duty Free, added, “We are delighted to partner with Loch Lomond on this exclusive single cask bottling, which is popular among whisky connoisseurs. Since the introduction of its global travel retail range of whiskies at Dubai Duty Free in 2017, we have seen the demand from this brand, and now, creating something special exclusively for our customers is a testament to our shared vision of providing unique and exclusive products.”

Last year, Loch Lomond Distillery won ‘the most awarded distillery’ at the globally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2023, picking up multiple Double Gold and Gold Awards for its collection of malt whisky brands.

Loch Lomond Distillery has gained huge momentum in recent years, with a refreshed focus, and increased investment leading to exceptional growth in markets around the world, again being named the world’s fastest-growing top 25 single malt brand in 2023 by IWSR annual data for the second time in the past three years.

Inspired by its surroundings and fueled by an eternal spirit of exploration, the distillery takes a bold and inventive approach to whisky making, using incredible feats of engineering to craft exceptional flavor profiles in a unique way.

Having secured a partnership with The R&A in 2018, Loch Lomond Whiskies are once again delighted to be supporting the event as the Official Spirit of The Open this year the 152nd Open Championship being played at Royal Troon in Scotland.

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