The team at Lochlea Distillery are delighted to reveal their third seasonal limited release, Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop). Launching on the 3rd November 2022, it is the third expression in an annual limited edition series, following on from Lochlea ‘Sowing Edition’ (First Crop) which launched in March 2022, and Lochlea ‘Harvest Edition’ (First Crop) which launched in September 2022.
Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ is inspired by autumn on the farm. After growing barley here at Lochlea for the past six months it is time for the fields to be left fallow and rest after a busy harvest. The bottle’s rich purple label reflects the crisp purple leaves that cover the ground as temperatures begin to fall.
It is the first expression from Lochlea to be matured exclusively in 100% ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, giving the spirit warming flavours of freshly baked banana bread, malt biscuits and dark, dried fruits.
John Campbell, Lochlea Production Director and Master Blender, said: “When we were first planning for our core single malt, Lochlea ‘Our Barley,’ we found some wonderful Sherry butts that deserved to be showcased together and decided to use these to create Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’.”
“Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ is 100% matured in Oloroso Sherry butts; bringing a rich, deep colour and a dry, fruity palate that is perfect for the season of autumn on the farm.”
With demand far greater than available stock, Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop) is on allocation to key UK retail and wholesale partners, and across 15 export markets. There are only 9,000 bottles globally. Sitting at 46% ABV, Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop) will retail for £50 and, as with all Lochlea whiskies, is non-chill filtered with no artificial colouring.
Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop) Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: Ripe red fruits, freshly baked banana bread
Palate: Dried fruits, leathery notes, malt biscuits
Finish: Medium finish, with hints of aniseed and moreish floral rose petals
Lochlea Distillery is an independent single malt distillery based on Lochlea farm in the heart of Ayrshire. Under the management of Distillery Manager John Campbell, the family-run farm grows and harvests their own barley, ensuring full traceability from field to bottle.
No corners were cut in the £6.5m set-up of the distillery back in 2018, with an unwavering commitment to quality in terms of equipment, spirit and casks, ultimately leading to a unique single malt Scotch whisky bursting with flavour.
Rooted in Scottish history, Lochlea is the only distillery where Robert Burns lived and worked on the farm, from 1777-1784.
Lochlea launched its first whisky, Lochlea ‘First Release’ in January 2022, which sold out within 24 hours. In March 2022, Lochlea launched Lochlea ‘Sowing Edition’ (First Crop); the first in a series of limited-edition seasonal expressions that reflects the activities on the farm. In July 2022, Lochlea launched their core single malt whisky, Lochlea ‘Our Barley.’
Source: Lochlea Distilling Co.