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Lochlea’s new Scotch Whiskey series based on the changing seasons

The Lochlea Distillery has launched the first of a new annual series of whiskeys inspired by the changing seasons at Scottish farm Lochlea.

Called the Sowing Edition, the new expression went on sale March 21. This follows Lochlea’s inaugural whisky, which debuted at Burns Night last month and sold out in less than a day.

Lochlea is planning a range of seasonal whiskeys in small batches this year, including a Harvest edition in the summer, a Fallow edition in the autumn and a Labor edition this winter.

Lochlea Seedling Edit (image via Lochlea)

Later this year, Lochlea will also launch its basic single malt whisky.

Lochlea distillers say each seasonal small batch will reflect what’s happening at Lochlea Farm at that time of year, and they will do so through the selected casks, their flavor profile and their packaging.

All Lochlea whiskeys are made from barley grown on the Ayrshire farm, as well as the farm’s own water source.

John Campbell, Lochlea’s Production Manager and Master Blender, called the Sowing Edition in a prepared statement “a perfect springtime whiskey with green apple skins, pear drops and custards on the nose; vanilla sweetness, fruit orchard and hazelnut on the palate with a fruity finish that lingers through to the finish.

The single malt whiskey is bottled at 48% ABV and has been aged in first fill bourbon casks.

Lochlea Sowing Edition is available in whiskey and spirits shops across the UK and in 10 export markets. The suggested retail price per bottle is £50.

Lochlea Distillery was born out of a £6million investment in 2014, when planning turned to construction, the foundations were laid and the still installed. It took four years to complete. Lochlea started distilling in August 2018.

For more information on the Lochlea Distillery or the new whiskey series, visit here.