At Lochlea, our independently-owned distillery has been quietly producing, casking, and maturing our spirit over the last few years, patiently waiting to share the fruits of our labour with the world. Initially led by the experience and expertise of distillery manager Malcolm Rennie, and now under the management of ex-Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell. Having built up one of the top ten Scotch brands in the world over the past 27 years, John brings a wealth of knowledge and a burning ambition to help Lochlea fulfil its potential. Love, care and attention from field to cask has been paramount in creating this whisky. The family-run farm grows and harvests their own barley with draff used to feed local cattle. The water is raised from aquifers in the limestone deep below the steading. 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.
The second single malt in Lochlea's annual series of seasonal releases, Harvest Edition First Crop draws inspiration from the end of summer, when the barley crops are ready for harvest and to start their journey to become whisky. Matured in a combination of ex-Port, ex-oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon casks, First Crop offers aromas of stewed apples, pear drops and oat biscuits that fill the nose, complimented by notes of ripe strawberries, violets, toasted marshmallows, freshly-cut grass and sweet cereals throughout the palate.
Nose: Syrupy flapjack, honeyed apples, and fresh pear with a touch of hay in the distance.
Palate: Summer berries and floral jam, with chocolate-dipped s'mores and drying herbs.
Finish: Maple granola, roasted almonds, vegetal malt, and vanilla.
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