The Three Wise Men from Loch Lomond Distillery, a star Christmas gift selection

This year, The Loch Lomond Distillery has the perfect Christmas gift selection for whisky lovers with its very own Three Wise Men; a specially crafted trio of 12 Year Old whiskies, each with its own unique style and character.

Traditionally, the ’12 days of Christmas’ marked the time between Christmas Day and the arrival of the three wise men; Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior, making this collection of 12 Year Olds the perfect way to toast the festive season.

Loch Lomond Distillery has also created a recommended serve for each expression representing each of the three gifts, to provide some added inspiration for those entertaining guests this Christmas – or perhaps even seeking a quiet moment to themselves…

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old – £39.99 46.0% ABV

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old has a deep fruity character of peach and pear layered with a vanilla sweetness and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

Matured in three different types of casks – bourbon, refill and re-charred – the expertly crafted iconic Loch Lomond whisky delivers a perfectly balanced single malt.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old – £46.99ABV 46.0%

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is born from a combination of malt whiskies from the distillery’s traditional swan neck and unique straight neck pot stills, to create a peat character of exceptional depth, marrying smoke and spiciness perfectly.

Matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks, it imparts sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old – £44.99 46.0% ABV

The enchanting isle of Inchmurrin is the largest of Loch Lomond’s islands and its natural characteristics shine through in this exceptional single malt Scotch whisky.  

Known as the ‘Grassy Isle’ the island is soft, rounded and wonderfully wooded, just like the whisky itself.

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old is aged in hand selected bourbon, refill and re-charred casks and then married together to create a lighter whisky with grassy notes and floral hints of pear drops, crème caramel, soft fruits, vanilla and fudge.

The whiskies are available to buy from www.lochlomondwhiskies.com and specialist whisky retailers.

Loch Lomond Sparkling Gold

Gold was gifted often as an acknowledgement of kingship. This precious gift is still a symbol of Christmas and so we have incorporated it into a drink fit for royalty;

Ingredients:

  • 25ml of Loch Lomond 12 Year Old
  • 15ml of Golden Honey
  • 15ml of Ginger syrup
  • Prosecco
  • Gold Flakes (optional)

Method:

Combine Loch Lomond 12 Year Old with the golden honey and ginger syrup and chill down over ice before straining into at chilled flute glass and topping with sparkling Prosecco. To add a little sparkle, top with a pinch of edible gold flakes.

Inchmurrin Aromatic Frankincense

Frankincense is a rare aromatic resin with citrus and pine aroma and is used in incense and perfume with the name coming from an old French expression meaning “high-quality incense”.

The fruity and floral profile of our Inchmurrin 12 Year Old combined with bitter and fresh Italian aperitif Aperol and soothing sweet vermouth topped with sparking soda and orange oils.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml of Inchmurrin 12 Year Old
  • 15ml Aperol
  • 15ml Sweet Vermouth
  • A splash of soda
  • Orange peel to garnish 

Method:

Simply add Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, Aperol and Sweet Vermouth to a large wine glass over cubed ice. Stir these ingredients together for 10 seconds and add more ice if needed. Top with sparkling soda and gently stir together. Garnish with orange peel.

Inchmoan Warming Myrrh

Myrrh is an opulent smokey, dark, woody and earthy resin that has long been thought to contain healing qualities.

The smoky and deep character of Inchmoan 12 Year Old combines with natural honey, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg before being soothed with hot water, pressed apple and fresh lemon.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Inchmoan 12 Year Old
  • 30ml of pressed apple
  • 200 ml hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Method: 

Add the honey to a glass mug then half fill with the hot water and stir until fully dissolved. Add all other ingredients except for the lemon peel, and stir together for 10 seconds. Finally add the remaining hot water and serve, garnished with the lemon peel.

Source: bigpartnership.co.uk

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