Friday, January 20, 2023


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

Lochlea - Ploughing Edition (46% ABV) which is the brands first peated expression, is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a combination of ex-Islay barrels and peated quarter casks.

Lochlea - Ploughing Edition

Lochlea - Ploughing Edition, which concludes their ‘First Crop’ of annual small batch bottlings showcasing Lochlea’s spirit throughout the farming seasons, represents the unequivocal connection between Lochlea Farm and Robert Burns, who lived and worked on the farm from 1777-1784.

This latest release, is inspired by the season of winter on the farm when the same fields that Burns tended are ploughed in preparation for sowing the barley seed in Spring. The bottle’s icy blue label reflects the cold and frosty west coast Ayrshire winters.

Lochlea - Ploughing Edition, is said to deliver notes of baked fruit and light peat smoke on the nose, followed by notes of old fashioned boiled sweets, cooked apples and brazil nuts on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, John Campbell, Lochlea Production Director and Master Blender, said: “Ploughing Edition” is our first peated release and showcases all the expected Lochlea flavours with a wee touch of Islay. We have matured our unpeated single malt in ex-Islay peated barrels and this delivers a lightly peated version of Lochlea that I am sure you will enjoy.”

Limited to 11,000 bottles, Lochlea - Ploughing Edition will be available from specialist retailers from January 25th, for a RRP of £50.00.

Posted by Steve Rush