Lochlea to launch their first core single malt - 'Lochlea Our Barley'.
Lochlea distillery has announced details of their first single malt whisky to be released as part of their core range, the first Lochlea to be fully crafted by John Campbell.
“Lochlea Our Barley is a marriage of 3 styles of cask types that help to give a greater depth of flavour in our whisky. We use first fill Bourbon barrels, STR’s and Oloroso Sherry butts to compliment the signature Lochlea flavours. The use of these casks will give Lochlea Our Barley extra vanilla, caramel, floral and dried fruit notes and the liquid some extra dryness to create a more rounded and deeper taste profile for our Lochlea consumers”.
John Campbell - Lochlea Production Director and Master Blender.
Earlier Lochlea Releases
Lochlea launched their first two releases back in 2022, 'Lochlea First Release' and 'Lochlea Sowing Edition First Crop' with our allocation of both drams selling out within minutes of launch. Following the success of the first two limited edition drams, there's been a larger volume of whisky produced for this latest release but demand has again outstripped supply. Stock for 'Our Barley' is on allocation and is expected to be popular.
“I get excited each time we bring a new whisky to market, but with Our Barley in particular, I can’t wait for more people to get hold of bottles, try them and let us know what they think. This will be many consumers first taste of Lochlea and the casks John has selected for this one give real depth, alongside the signature Lochlea cereal and fruit notes. To me it’s our best whisky yet”.
David Ferguson - Lochlea Commercial Manager
In order to wet your appetite, we've included the official tasting notes from the producer below:
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Pear syrup, fruit bon bons, warm cut grass, marmalade
Palate: Golden syrup, pepper, rye bread, macadamia nuts, cream soda
Finish: A long finish with a lovely lasting orange beeswax note
Lochlea 'Our Barley' will be available to buy online at Abbey Whisky on 18th July 2022.