Lochlea is an independent, family-owned distillery in the heart of Ayrshire, Scotland. They grow their own barley, distil their unique spirit and mature all of their casks on site. They are focused on crafting outstanding whisky using local ingredients, process and maturation combining them to offer a distinctive style of Scotch whisky.
Their seasonal small batch releases showcase the whisky in four different ways each year. As a working farm these expressions tie-in with exactly what is happening on Lochlea.
In the Harvest Edition for 2022 they have used a combination of Port, Oloroso and Bourbon casks. Harvest on the farm is when the golden barley is ready to be taken in from the fields, allowed to rest on-site and eventually used for next year's production. So they created a complex whisky to reflect the unpredictable west coast summer! This expression highlights stewed apples, pear drops and marshmallows, followed by strawberries and violets, then finishing with hints of signature Lochlea cereal and freshly cut grass.