Lochlea First Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 70cl
Lochlea First Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 70cl


Lochlea First Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 70cl

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    PLEASE NOTE: I recevied a VERY small allocation of Lochlea First Release, which I first offered to customers who signed up to my mailing list. The number of requests for a bottle far outnumbered the stock I did receive, so a random ballot was drawn to determine who was lucky enough to purchase a bottle. So at the time of writing, I AM NOW SOLD OUT. I don't know if I will get my hands on any more stock, and if I do those customers on the reserve list will be balloted again. If you would like a chance of purchasing any similar limited edition bottles, sign up to the mailing list, there's a button at the bottom of this page!

    Want to find out more about Lochlea First Release? Watch the review video!

    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 team have experimented with various cask types during production, and the First Release is a combination of spirit matured in ex-Bourbon (with all signs pointing to Maker’s Mark) and ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. There is no chill-filtration or colour added, and it is bottled at 46%

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.