Lochlea 5 Year Old 70cl 50% ABV

£175.00

Description

Opening with brown sugar and baked pineapple, the rich cake-like notes of the nose give way to citrus zest and candied pear crumble on the palate. Tangy orange peel slowly melts into sumptuous caramel on the finish, accompanied by hints of black pepper, rose petals and leather.

This whisky sits at 50% ABV and, is non-chill filtered and natural colour.

As this release was derived from just 5 casks, the Lochlea 5 Year Old was limited to 2,000 bottles worldwide, meaning it sold out extremely quickly.

The Lochlea 5 Year Old is a vatting of 5 casks hand-picked by Production Director John Campbell, including 2 casks from the original filling back in 2018.

The cask make up is as follows:

  • Cask #249: First-fill Oloroso Sherry

  • Cask #25: First-fill Bourbon

  • Cask #272: Double matured Oloroso Sherry

  • Cask #295: Double matured PX Sherry

  • Cask #20: First-fill Bourbon

From Burns to Barley

Lochlea had always been a dairy farm, up until 2006, when Neil and Jen moved here. They farmed pedigree beef cattle until 2014, when they decided that for a farm of this size to be viable, they needed to do something very different.

Barley had historically been grown on the farm, mainly as livestock feed, and so in 2015 they embarked on an experiment: growing 50 acres of malting barley.

Working away quietly, learning from our (not too frequent) mistakes, exploring the possibilities and making contacts in the malting industry, gave us the confidence to make a big decision: we’d develop and operate a single malt distillery here at Lochlea.

Construction began in 2017, converting the former piggery, byre, and midden in the heart of the farm steading into the distillery, and repurposing the cattle sheds into bonded warehouses.

 

They secured all of the licenses in 2018, and the distillery was commissioned in August 2018.

Since then, they have been growing our barley and the distillery team have been skillfully and patiently making spirit.

“Rooted in Scottish history, we are very proud that Robert Burns called Lochlea his home throughout his formative years, from 1777 until his father’s death in 1784.

By day, Burns worked hard on the farm and in the evening, he enjoyed the company of his friends, debating at the Bachelors’ Club in nearby Tarbolton. The ground here has inspired the honest, passionate, and progressive nature of Lochlea whisky.”

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