Lochlea Fallow Edition Second Crop 46% 70cl
The Lochlea Distillery (pronounced 'Lock-lee') is a conversion of the farm buildings at Lochlea Farm, situated 8 miles South of Kilmarnock, and at which the world famous Scottish writer and poet Robert Burns lived and worked from 1777 to 1784.
Plans for a distillery by the current owner Neil McGeoch were approved in 2014 and whisky production commenced in August 2018.Malcolm Rennie, who had previously been distillery manager at the likes of Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, Kilchoman and Annandale, initially worked with Neil as a consultant before coming on board full-time to oversee the birth of the whisky – however he then left to join the rebirth of the Rosebank Distillery in October 2021, and was replaced by John Campbell, who had previously been the distillery manager at Laphroaig for 16 years.
The distillery is another new whisky venture who are producing a grain-to-glass spirit – they grown their own barley in fields literally over the road, and have their own water source. The bottle itself features embossing referencing the tyre tracks that surround the farm.
The third of four annual seasonal releases that evoke the farming year, Fallow sees a heavy influence of Sherry casks. Whereas the First Crop used just Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels for maturation, the Second Crop uses both PX and Oloroso casks with older spirit to produce a rich, intense feel of dark fruits. It's got a real fruitcake feel and would be a perfect Christmas whisky!
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