Lochlea Single Malt Scotch Whisky 5yo 50% 70cl
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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 first age statement from the distillery, Lochlea 5yo is a marriage of 5 ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks selected by John - only 2,000 bottles are available worldwide, the UK allocation looks to be around 500-600 of that, so not many!
The breakdown of casks - helpfully depicted on the inside of the lid of the box - is as follows:
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