WHISKY: COMING IN 2021
Our Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been a labour of love for years.
We’re not cutting any corners here. Everything we do, from our wooden washbacks to our on-site racked warehouse, is focused on producing the highest quality spirit possible.
Forget your preconceptions about Lowland whisky, Lochlea is different. Using our own barley unique to Lochlea, nurturing a long fermentation and being meticulous with our cut points creates a new make bursting with orchard fruit and elegant beyond its years.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
As an independent family-owned distillery - now a rare thing in our industry - we can approach our small-batch whisky making in an innovative, flexible and responsive way, without the constraints of a large corporate structure.
By using our own barley grown on the farm and our on-site water source, we have full traceability over the ingredients going into our process, allowing us a higher level of quality control and creating a flavour profile unique to Lochlea.
Our location offers the best of both worlds. Nestled in the heart of Ayrshire, we have beautiful rolling hills all around, yet are easily accessible from many of the major towns and cities in Scotland. Head north, and you’re in Glasgow in 30 minutes, south west and several scenic seaside towns along the coast.
We are also the only distillery in the world who can rightfully claim that Robert Burns himself lived and worked here. He spent his formative years from 1777-1784 at Lochlea, and we are proud to work those same fields today 240 years on.
We plan to release our first ever whisky in late 2021, and our core single malt expression in early 2022. From there, we have a plan to showcase our whisky in a variety of exciting ways. We hope you’ll join us on the journey!