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Loch Lomond lies in the heart of Scotland. It is, in fact, the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and the Scottish Highlands. While the history of distillation in this region can be traced back to the 14th century, the Loch Lomond distillery came into being in 1772 with a new and improved distillery being built in 1964. The Loch Lomond distillery has a diverse collection of stills and is proud to produce single malt, single grain, and blended whiskies on the banks of the loch that gave the brand its name.
First released in 1856, High Commissioner is one of the most successful blended whiskies in the UK. It is made using a collection of malt and grain whiskies from the Loch Lomond distillery blended together and bottled with no age statement. A high commissioner is a senior diplomat, tasked with spreading diplomacy. This is the perfect name for a spirit that has steadily conquered consumers and markets around the world since it was first released.
High Commissioner is a great whisky for its price, making it perfect for everyday drinking. The final product is sweet and fruity, excellent to enjoy on its own or mixed into a cocktail. This well-balanced blended Scotch will warm your heart and your palate with every sip.
Description of High Commissioner
- Colour: This beverage has a light yellow amber colour, lighter than that of most Scotches.
- Aroma: This drink smells sweeter than most similar beverages. Floral notes play a part to keep this drink's aroma light. On the opposite ends of the spectrum, oak spices add zest and heat.
- Taste: This blended whiskey carries may traditional Scotch flavours, heavily carried by oak spices. Soft floral notes and sweet caramel flavours both help to make this a wonderfully balanced beverage.
PRODUCER: The Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1814. However, it closed shortly after. The distillery reopened in 1964. However, it was opened, not by the same people who had opened the distillery the first time, but by the owners of the old Littlemill Distillery. The High Commissioner line first came out in the 1970's, and it became very popular soon after. The fame of the drink, and the brand in general, had diminished some since then, but the company still sells well in the UK, Burma, and Oman.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The High Commissioner is a blended Scotch, which means it is made from several types of whiskeys made at the Loch Lomond Distillery. Once they are all combined, the liquid is aged together for a minimum of five years in oak barrels, which used to hold bourbon.
Loch Lomond is not only a famously beautiful Scottish loch; it is also a famously fine brand of whisky. Ben Lomond, in the Scottish Highlands, lies on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. For that reason, the shadow of this scenic Scottish mountain falls over the distillery of Loch Lomond. This distillery can trace its history all the way back to 1814 and draws its name from the loch on which it can be found.More about the Producer