Monday, October 31, 2022


The Ayrshire based Lochlea Distillery, has announced the launch of its third seasonal limited-edition release.

Lochlea - Fallow Edition (46% ABV) is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured exclusively in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks.

Lochlea - Fallow Edition

Lochlea - Fallow Edition, is inspired by autumn on the farm - where after growing barley at Lochlea for the past six months, the fields are left fallow after a busy harvest. The bottle’s rich purple label also reflects the crisp purple leaves that cover the ground as temperatures begin to fall.

This latest release which follows on from Lochlea’s Sowing Edition (First Crop) which launched in March 2022, and Harvest Edition (First Crop) which launched in September 2022, is said to deliver notes of ripe red fruits and freshly baked banana bread on the nose, followed by notes of dried fruits, leather and malt biscuits on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, 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.”

Limited to 9,000 bottles, Lochlea - Fallow Edition will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £50.00.

Posted by Steve Rush