Loch Lomond Whiskies has announced a series of new collaborations, Remarkable Makers, which is set to showcase the whisky making process. The campaign accompanies the release of its new distillery edition single malt.
The series’ first collaborator, Bread Ahead, is a popular London bakery chain, and has been selected to show the parallels of bread making and whisky production. The role of the partnership is to explain the role of yeast in whisky and explaining the story of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ new Distillery Edition, which has been crafted using chardonnay wine yeast. The ingredient adds citrus flavour when added to whisky, and a sweeter flavour when added to bread.
Bottled at 57.1%, Loch Lomond’s distillery edition is a single malt which is said to capture the distillery’s innovative methods underpinned by its use of straight neck stills. The nine-year-old expression has been described as having notes of creamy vanilla, honey sweetness, grapefruit and tangy pineapple on the palate.
Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies’ master blender, said: “There is a certain mystery to whisky-making, which is often seen as an infinitely complex form of science and art. While there are just three ingredients in whisky making – water, barley and yeast – there are endless possibilities to explore, with the most subtle changes in method creating distinctive differences in flavour, colour and alcohol concentration.
“Recognising that most people don’t have the desire to delve into the highly technical details, we are setting out to work with a collection of Remarkable Makers from other industries who exude the same passion and innovation in their fields, as we do in ours.
A YouTube video has been released to showcase the collaboration with Bread Ahead, which can be viewed here.
Reece Collier, Bread Ahead's bakery director, added: “On the surface these two crafts feel worlds apart, but whisky and bread making share many similarities. Using simple ingredients – yeast, water, salt and flour - we can create incredible flavours and hundreds of variations in products from sourdough to focaccia, brioche and ciabatta. While in whisky you use yeast and water, along with barley, to experiment with single malts, single grain whisky and blends to create a vast spectrum of flavour possibilities.”Loch Lomond
Distillery edition is available to purchase at their website,
with only 265 bottles available at an RRSP of £65.