Lochlea Our Barley
The third release from the the new single malt distillery on Lochlea Farm, Ayrshire. An independent, family run distillery, this is true field to cask whisky using their own barley and on-site natural water source.
Bottled at 46% ABV, the whisky has been matured in first fill Bourbon barrels, STR barriques and Oloroso Sherry butts distilled using locally grown barley.
Overseen by John Campbell (formally Laphroaig) this is one of the biggest Scotch whisky releases of 2022.
Nose: Pear syrup, fruit bon bons, warm cut grass, marmalade.
Palate: Golden syrup, pepper, rye bread, macadamia nuts, cream soda.
Finish: A long finish with a lovely lasting orange beeswax note.
Lochlea Distillery was established by Malcolm Rennie in August 2018 on the site of a cattle farm in South Ayrshire. The family-run farm they produce their own barley, where Robert Burns once lived and worked. The summer of 2021 sees the first ever release of single malt Scotch whisky from Lochlea Distillery.