Lochlea uses Sherry casks for new whiskyBy Alice Brooker
Scotch producer Lochlea Distillery will release 9,000 bottles of a new Sherry cask-matured whisky, called Fallow Edition.
The whisky, launching on 3 November, is the third limited release from the seasonal Edition series, joining the inaugural bottling, Sowing Edition, and Harvest Edition, released in September. The next release will be Ploughing Edition in winter.
Lochlea revealed its flagship single malt whisky, Our Barley, earlier this year, matured in three different cask types.
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.”
Inspired by autumn, Fallow Edition was matured exclusively in 100% ex-oloroso Sherry casks, giving the spirit flavours of freshly baked banana bread, malt biscuits and dark, dried fruits.
Campbell added: “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.”
Only 9,000 bottles will be available globally, and will be released to key UK retail and wholesale partners, and across 15 export markets.
The non-chill-filtered expression will retail for RRP £50 (US$57.69), and clocks in at 46% ABV.
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