|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||100% ex-Oloroso Sherry butts|
|Condition||In Original Box|
We're almost in Kilmarnock, in the Lowlands. This was matured in oloroso sherry butts, so it's not 'al natural', but let's see. The first two Lochleas we've tried have been showing potential, as they say in politics. Colour: deep gold. Nose: fumes, struck matches, then blackberry jam, prunes, fresh mushrooms, truffles… Mouth: better on the palate, I think, rounded, full of raisins, grenadine, overripe strawberries, sweet ale… It is a little thick and unpolished, but this sweetness rather works. Fig jam. Finish: medium, sweet, more on fig jam, also dried dates. Comments: there was a little sulphur on the nose, the palate was very sweet. I'm surprised it was oloroso, I would have said PX or even moscatel. My bad.
Lochea Fallow Edition: Embracing the Essence of the Land
Lochea Distillery continues its seasonal whisky releases with the introduction of the Fallow Edition, following the successful Sowing Edition and Harvest Edition. This edition pays homage to the concept of "fallow," which involves nurturing and caring for the land by plowing and allowing it to rest. The result is a whisky that embodies the tranquility and richness of the earth.
The Lochlea Fallow Edition is a single malt Lowland whisky that has been meticulously matured in 100% ex-Oloroso Sherry butts casks. This careful aging process not only imparts a deep, dark red copper color to the whisky but also infuses it with distinctive flavors and aromas.
As you approach a glass of Lochlea Fallow Edition, the enticing aroma of ripe red fruits mingles with the inviting scent of freshly baked banana bread. Notes of warm biscuit, polished copper, and leather further contribute to the sensory experience. It's a nose that captivates and hints at the complexity to come.
On the palate, the whisky reveals a harmonious blend of dark red fruits with a subtle twist of the pepper mill, adding a touch of spice. The presence of drying leather and juicy oak adds depth and character to the flavor profile. As you savor each sip, the taste of candy canes emerges, offering a delightful sweetness that balances the richness of the whisky.
The finish of Lochlea Fallow Edition is a delightful combination of gingerbread and cherries. It leaves a lingering impression that tempts you to take another sip, as the flavors dance on your palate. It's a whisky that evokes a sense of nostalgia and leaves you longing for more.
The craftsmanship and dedication of the distillery are evident in every aspect of this release. From the careful selection of ex-Oloroso Sherry butts casks to the meticulous maturation process, Lochlea Distillery has created a whisky that showcases the best of Lowland whisky-making.
Lochea Fallow Edition is a limited-release whisky that captures the essence of the land and the beauty of the changing seasons. It is a testament to the distillery's commitment to crafting exceptional whiskies that truly reflect their terroir. Whether enjoyed as a collector's item or savored on special occasions, Lochlea Fallow Edition offers a memorable and captivating whisky experience.