Tuesday, May 23, 2023


The Ayrshire based Lochlea Distillery, has today announced the launch of its first Cask Strength whisky expression.

Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1 (60.1% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a combination of first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry casks.

Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1

This latest release, which is part of a new series of special annual bottlings, follows an array of unique releases from the barley farm-based distillery, since it introduced its very first single malt whisky in January 2022.

Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1, is said to deliver notes including fruit punch, cigars, coffee beans, Brazil nuts, orange syrup and aged oak shavings.

Commenting on the launch, John Campbell, Master Blender at Lochlea, said: “Here at Lochlea we are passionate about the quality and traceability of our whiskies and this is reflected in every stage of our whisky-making process. From our own barley fields surrounding the distillery and our traditional wooden washbacks, to our sourcing of the finest casks available and racked warehouse storage, there are absolutely no compromises on our quality. Our new Cask Strength whisky enables this quality to shine through in every dram, showing an amplified version of our signature Lochlea style for those whisky-lovers looking for an extra special something: a bold, yet elegant spirit made with a contemporary approach alongside respected traditions.”

Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £65.00.

Posted by Steve Rush