Food, Wine & Travel in Style

Food & Dining

Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

  • Written by AAP Medianet

THE $40 WHISKY THAT’S A WORLD-BEATER

Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky judged better than high-priced rivals - Millennial women driving whisky trend

 

Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky, sold exclusively at Liquorland, First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars for $40, has been awarded a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – beating spirits selling for many times the price.

With distinctive flavours of soft fruits and creamy vanilla, the Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky is exceptionally well-balanced with a perfect smooth finish that will appeal not only to long-time connoisseurs, but also those new to the world of whisky.

Whisky, once associated with antiquated gentlemen's clubs, is having a renaissance among Millennials – with growth particularly strong among young women who are now exploring drinks once considered the domain of well-heeled older males.

Women now make up 37 per cent of whisky customers in the US and nearly a third of whisky drinkers in the UK are now female, according to research from London-based trend forecaster The Future Laboratory.

In Australia, 25-34 year olds are the fastest-growing market demographic for whisky sales, a trend which began in 2007 with the debut of hit series Mad Men, as the suave sophistication of the show’s whisky-loving 1960s advertising executives prompted a reassessment of the spirit’s cool credentials.  

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the world’s most respected competitions for distilled liquor, with judges blind-tasting thousands of entries over four days. Among the highest honours of the show is a Double Gold medal, awarded to the entries that receive a Gold medal rating by every member of the judging panel.

The Double Gold for Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky was one of five won by the Scottish distillery, which also took out three Gold and six Silver Medals.

Set on the shores of Loch Lomond, a natural wonder in the heart of Scotland, the Loch Lomond Distillery is one of Scotland’s largest privately held distilleries and has the unique ability to self-sufficiently produce both rare and fine Single Malts that sell for more than $18,000, as well as blended whisky such as the Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky.

Coles Acting Chief Executive Liquor and Hotels Cathi Scarce said the accolade was testimony to the knowledge, passion and hard work of the team at Loch Lomond.

“It’s fantastic to see such strong international results for our exclusive supplier partners. We’re committed to working with the best distilleries in the world, and at a price like this everyone can afford to try one of the world’s best whiskies,” she said.

Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry said he was overwhelmed by the positive reaction the distillery’s whiskies received at the competition.

“Our unique distilling style and the broad range of aged whiskies we have put aside in barrels over past decades gives us the ability to create top quality whiskies like Loch Lomond Reserve, and it is great this has been recognised by such a prestigious judging panel,” Henry said.


Whiskey Bramble

·         60ml Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

·         15ml simple syrup

·         Juice of half a lemon (20ml)

·         15ml blackberry liqueur
 

Shake first three ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice

Top with floater of blackberry liqueur (pour slowly over the back of a spoon)

Garnish with lemon

 

 

Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky, $40 per bottle.

Available exclusively at Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, First Choice Liquor and First Choice Liquor Market.

myDNA taking the guesswork out of Be Fit Food meals

myDNA and Be Fit Food have teamed up to help Aussies eat themselves better with personalised meal recommendations based on their unique DNA.Be F...

The Aussie company helping Bali get back on its feet, one curry at a time

With travel restrictions still prominent across the nation, one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, Bali, has been left in dire straits...

Things to Remember When Ordering from Cake Deliveries

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, located in its beautiful coastline. It is one of the most populous cities in Australia. The city is also h...

7 Popular Types of Coffee Makers

Coffee is an essential part of many people's lives. Countless individuals have claimed they can't function optimally without their morning cup o...

Dining with dignity: How an innovative startup is plating up life-changing texture modified food

Kinela, an Australian allied health and healthy meal delivery service for people on the NDIS, has today launched an innovative range of texture ...

Step Up Your Spring Smoothie Game With This Brain Boosting Creation

Kickstarting your morning with a nourishing breakfast is one of the best ways to set yourself up for the day. A healthy mealtime routine not onl...

Enjoy Your Java in a Reusable Coffee Cup

If you are a coffeeholic, you probably drink coffee more than once a day. If you purchase your cuppa joe from a local cafe, the amount of disposab...

5 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Opt for Cupcake Delivery in Brisbane

Cupcakes are a delight for sore eyes for just about anyone. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, can also be called the capital of bakers in Austr...

Tips in Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Your wedding venue can either make or break the ceremony. Believe me, choosing a venue for this blissful event isn't easy. From looking for an e...

Wine with Your Fave Quarantine Snacks? Here are 10 Great Pairs!

Many have been on a bit of “how-to-survive-the-quarantine-for-months” hype amid the COVID-19 pandemic recently. Suddenly, everyone started cooki...

Byron at Byron Appoints New Executive Chef Etienne Karner

Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort is set to unveil its new restaurant and chef on Tuesday, 1 September. Executive Chef Etienne Ka...

Demand for Ready Made Meals Skyrocketing Nationwide as Cooking Fatigue sets in

Australians were all enthusiastically baking bread in the first COVID lockdown, this time around, 'cooking fatigue' has set in as food delivery ...

Writers Wanted



News Co Media Group

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion