Lochlea Harvest Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl 46% Vol
Lochlea Harvest Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
As an independent family-owned distillery – now a rare thing in this industry – they can approach their small-batch whisky making in an innovative, flexible and responsive way, without the constraints of a large corporate structure.
By using their own barley grown on the farm and their on-site water source, they have full traceability over the ingredients going into their process, allowing them a higher level of quality control and creating a flavour profile unique to Lochlea.
Their location offers the best of both worlds. Nestled in the heart of Ayrshire, they have beautiful rolling hills all around, yet are easily accessible from many of the major towns and cities in Scotland. Head north, and you’re in Glasgow in 30 minutes, south west and several scenic seaside towns along the coast.
Lochlea are also the only distillery in the world who can rightfully claim that Robert Burns himself lived and worked here. He spent his formative years from 1777-1784 at Lochlea, and they are proud to work those same fields today 240 years on.
Their seasonal small batch releases showcase their whisky in four different ways each year. As a working farm, these expressions tie-in with exactly what is happening at Lochlea. In this Harvest Edition for 2022, they have used a combination of Port, Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks. Harvest on the farm is when the golden barley is ready to be taken in from their fields, allowed to rest on-site and eventually used for next year’s production. So they created a complex whisky to reflect the unpredictable west coast summer! This expression highlights stewed apples, pear drops and marshmallows, followed by strawberries and violet, then finishing with hints of signature Lochlea cereal and freshly cut grass.
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