Lochlea Sowing Edition Second Crop Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Lochlea Sowing Edition Second Crop Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$129. 99
$1559.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

Thirty minutes drive south from Glasgow, nestled in the heart of Ayrshire is a new independent family-owned distillery - now a rare thing in the Scotch whisky industry. Named Lochlea and distilling since 2018, their approach is small-batch, innovative and flexible without the constraints of a large corporate structure. Barley is grown on the farm and an on-site water source is employed, so there's full traceability over production. The venture recently kicked off a series of limited edition bottlings under the label, 'Sowing Edition First Crop', focusing on the growing of barley. This particular expression represents Spring when the barley seeds are sown. Matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, it's a pretty, Summery whisky with light to medium-weight aromas and flavours of semi-ripe apples, pear eaux de vie and background notes of beeswax, vanilla and dark chocolate. Balancing oak and spices keep the finish fresh and crisp. A bit like 'Linkwood lite'. Young but already appealing. 46% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.