LOCHLEA Harvest Edition First Crop Single Malt Scotch Whisky
“Some of the new Scotch distilleries popping up are truly incredible and Lochlea is one of my favourites! It was also made by the legendary John Campbell the distiller who made the Harvey Nichols Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky.” – Nick Larsson-Bell Retail Buyer of the Year 2022
Lochlea’s Harvest Edition First Crop is the highly anticipated follow-up to their Sowing Edition First Crop released back in March 2022. The coral label reflects the Ayrshire sunsets during the busy harvest season on Lochlea Farm. This Lowland Scotch was crafted using their own homegrown barley but also an on-site water supply and specially chosen yeasts to accentuate the local terroir. Matured in a combination of Port hogsheads (a new flavour profile for Lochlea) Oloroso Sherry butts and first-fill Bourbon barrels it has been bottled without colouring and non-chill filtered.
The recipe was carefully honed by John Campbell the ex-Laphroaig Distiller Manager and therefore an extremely safe pair of hands. Lochlea’s new make spirit bursts with orchard fruit and the complex wood influence has not quelled that in the slightest. Apple pie and pear drops give way to oatcakes Abernethy biscuits that posh granola with the freeze-dried strawberry pieces in freshly harvested hay grass and toasted marshmallows. Although exceptional at any time we love to sip this after a long day as the Autumn sun goes down.
Lochlea was a livestock farm when it was acquired in 2006. The piggery became the distillery the cattle sheds were turned into bonded warehouses and the pasture was converted to barley fields. It’s a site rich in history as the celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns lived at Lochlea Farm between 1777 and 1784 no doubt toiling over the same soil that this fiercely independent family-owned distillery now does. As Rabbie famously wrote “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither.” So raise a dram to a new free spirit from Scotland.
SKU No.: 3978261
Style No.: 925548
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 46%