Lochlea Sowing Edition Whisky - New Release March 2022

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SOLD OUT - If you missed out this time, take a look at our blog which includes details of the system we use for new whisky releases.

Lochlea Distillery launched their first ever whisky release on Burns' Day in January 2022 and it sold out in record time. This is the second release from this independent, South Ayrshire distillery, previously farmed by Robert Burns himself.

The 'Sowing Edition' reflects Spring, when they start sowing the seed for this year's barley on this family-run farm and it's the first in an annual series of limited seasonal bottlings.

Matured in 100% 1st-fill Bourbon and bottled at 48%, this exceptional whisky has a delightful palate of vanilla sweetness, orchard fruits and hazelnuts, with a fruity and lasting viscosity on the finish.

No colouring and non-chill filtered. 


ABV 48%

Net weight: 1.6kg

Tasting Notes

Nose: Green apple skins, pear drops, cereal, custard creams

Palate: Vanilla sweetness, orchard fruits, hazelnuts

Finish: Fruity with a final sweetness & lasting viscosity

Lochlea Distillery

Lochlea is an independently-owned distillery in South Ayrshire which has been quietly producing, casking, and maturing their spirit over the last few years, patiently waiting to share the fruits of their 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.

And the result? A whisky for drinking. A whisky that’s not just a bottle to be admired, collected, or saved. It's a whisky that should find its home in cocktail cabinets, around campfires, in wedding hip flasks, and in your favourite bars, pubs, and restaurants.

Love, care and attention from field to cask has been paramount in creating Malcolm's masterpiece. 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, 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.

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