Lochlea Ploughing Edition First Crop 46% 70cl
Lochlea Ploughing Edition First Crop 46% 70cl


Lochlea Ploughing Edition First Crop 46% 70cl

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    The last of four seasonal releases that represent the farming year beginning with Sowing and running through Harvest, Fallow and Ploughing, Lochlea Ploughing Edition is a evocation of the crisp, chilly Winter months as fields are ploughed in preparation for sowing seeds in Spring. The first smoky expression of Lochlea, maturation of the spirit took place in ex-Islay and quarter casks to provide a soft, warming smokiness that will warm the cockles after a hard days work in the cold - peat isn't used the dry the barley for Lochlea, so this is the only way to get some kind of peated representation in the range.

    Lochlea aren't explicitly divulging the distillery the Islay casks have been sourced from, but given current Distillery Manager John Campbell worked at Laphroaig immediately prior to joining Lochea, and 'quarter casks' are used, it's easy to put 2 and 2 together to get a particular distillery on the South coast of the island!

    In comparison, the initial Sowing Edition was matured solely in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at a slightly higher ABV of 48%, whereas the Harvest Edition was matured in ex-Port, Bourbon and Sherry casks and bottled at 46% ABV, with the Fallow Edition matured entirely in first-fill Oloroso casks, also bottled at 46% ABV.

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