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Topography inspires Loch Lomond 54 Year Old's packaging

Scotland’s Loch Lomond Whiskies opted for a bespoke hand-blown crystal decanter for its rare 54 Year Old single malt scotch whisky. The limited-edition spirit comes in a custom multi-layered oak coffret, meant to evoke its namesake lake.

Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled its oldest single malt to date, the Loch Lomond 54 Year Old. Designed in partnership with Glencairn Crystal, the brand opted for hand-blown, 30% lead crystal decanters (Glencairn Crystal), inspired by the landscape of the Trossachs national park, home of the distillery.

Featuring a heavy plinth style base embellished with an intricate, wraparound hand-cut pattern, the decanter is a revisited version of the original contreleased in 2017 for the launch of Loch Lomond 50 Year Old. Each of the 55 decanters are hand engraved with gold infill and decorated with a single polished brass coin (Hayward & Stott) bearing the Loch Lomond Whiskies stag logo. The golden metal coin features an aged-effect finish.

The decanter is topped with a bespoke polished brass stopper engraved with the stag logo, and features a two-piece polished brass collar (both Hayward & Stott). The collar is engraved with distillation and bottling dates, as well as the bottle and cask number.

In terms of secondary packaging, the whisky comes in a bespoke oak coffret (Moran’s Wood Components), with a horizantal slide opening. Designed to represent the shape of the loch, the black coffret is made of a solid wood panel, machined to create the different shapes and levels. After assembly and sanding, the oak wood is sprayed black and decorated using adhesive, matt gold metal decals.

Loch Lomond 54 Year Old launched in October and retails for €27,500. Just 55 pieces are available globally.

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DecanterGlencairn Crystal

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StopperHayward & Stott

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CollarHayward & Stott

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CoffretMoran’s Wood Components

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DesignLoch Lomond & Glencairn Crystal

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