Whisky of the Year

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

Choosing just one whisky to celebrate is never easy, but thanks to our panel of industry experts and the attendees at our judging event in London, we have whittled down a shortlist of six to just one: our Whisky of the Year 2024.

This year’s shortlist included whiskies from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, a smoky red wine cask-finished single malt, a rich Speyside whisky and a fruity, coastal malt. After much deliberation the votes were cast and the winner was clear: the Whisky of the Year is Loch Lomond 18 Year Old.

The Winner

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

70cl / 46%

£89.95

(£128.50 per litre)

A perfect representation of Loch Lomond’s signature style, this single malt has been matured in three types of American oak casks for 18 years, creating its full-bodied and fruity character. The nose brings aromas of green apples, grapefruit, honeysuckle and rich oak, while the palate is filled with mouthwatering notes of baked apples, toffee, tobacco leaves and gooseberries, with gentle wisps of smoke lingering in the finish.

Style

  • 4
    Body
  • 4
    Richness
  • 1
    Smoke
  • 3
    Sweetness

Character

  • ToastToast
  • SmokeSmoke
  • AppleApple
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Honey Honey
  • BlackcurrantBlackcurrant

About

Loch Lomond

Founded in 1965, Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most versatile distilleries, producing single malt, single grain and blended whiskies alike, all of which vary in style from the soft and fruity to rich and heavily peated. The distillery uses a selection of different stills to make its whisky, including traditional pot stills, continuous column stills and the famous Lomond stills – straight-necked pot stills with rectifying plates.

With so many styles, Loch Lomond releases its different single malts through a range of brands, including Inchmurrin, Inchmoan, Croftengea and Inchfad. As well as its whisky, Loch Lomond is also known for its sponsorship of The Open, and the limited-edition bottlings it releases each year in honour of the world-famous competition.

The Shortlist

Of the Year 2024 Winners Collection

210cl / 44.6%

£178

(£84.76 per litre)

Try all three winners and see why they are our favourites of the year. Whisky from one of Scotland’s most versatile distilleries, a bold and funky rum from Jamaica and a spicy Australian gin – a trio of exciting (and, more importantly, tasty) bottles.

Previous Winners