Tuesday, July 12, 2022


The Ayrshire based Lochlea Distillery, has announced the launch of its first core range bottling.

Lochlea – Our Barley (46% ABV) is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, which has been produced using whisky matured in a combination of first-fill Bourbon barrels, STR barriques and Oloroso Sherry butts.

Lochlea - Our Barley

This latest release will sit alongside Lochlea’s seasonal limited-editions and is their first expression to be fully crafted by Production Director John Campbell, since he joined the company in November 2021.

Lochlea – Our Barley, is said to deliver notes of pear syrup, fruit bon bons, warm cut grass and marmalade on the nose. Followed by notes of golden syrup, pepper, rye bread, macadamia nuts and cream soda on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, David Ferguson, Commercial Manager at Lochlea, said: “I get excited each time we bring a new whisky to market, but with Our Barley in particular I can’t wait to 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.”

Lochlea – Our Barley, will be available from July 18th, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £45.00.

Posted by Steve Rush