70cl | 46 %
The fourth in an annual series of limited edition seasonal bottlings, Lochlea ‘Ploughing Edition’ is inspired by the winter season on the farm, when the fields are ploughed in preparation for the spring sowing of barley. The ice blue label on the bottle reflects the cold and frosty winters on the west coast of Ayrshire.
It is the first ever peaty bottling from Lochlea, matured in a combination of ex-Islay casks and peaty quarter casks, and the first smoky whisky Campbell has created since leaving Laphroaig. A soothing dram for the winter months, the resulting flavours include boiled sweets, cooked apples and Brazil nuts intertwined with a hint of lingering peat.
Colour: Light straw yellow.
Nose: Baked fruits with light peat smoke in the background.
Palate: Old-fashioned sweets, cooked apple, Brazil nuts.
Finish: Lingering fruit and nuttiness, all interwoven with a hint of Islay peat smoke.
Lochlea Distillery is an independent single malt distillery located on Lochlea Farm in the heart of Ayrshire. Under the direction of renowned ex-Laphroaig distillery manager John Campbell, the family-run farm grows and harvests its own barley, ensuring full traceability from field to bottle – the only production step not currently carried out on the farm is malting, though
malting, although this is expected to be done on site in the near future.
Historically, Lochlea is the only distillery where Robert Burns actually lived and worked on the farm from 1777 to 1784.