Lochlea is an independently owned distillery 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.

Since the distillery was first commissioned in 2016, the team and their drams have gone on to win countless awards, including "Brand Innovator" and "Single Estate" at the Icons of Whisky Awards 2024 and a Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2023 for their debut core expression, 'Our Barley'.

Alongside their unique, modern approach to whisky making, Lochlea is also rooted in Scottish history. Robert Burns called Lochlea his home throughout his formative years, from 1777 through 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. This location has inspired the honest, passionate and progressive nature of Lochlea whisky.