Lochlea Distillery to launch first whisky this year
Malcolm Rennie is the manager of the Scottish Lowland
Without much publicity, a new distillery has grown up in Ayrshire in recent years. Planning for the Lochlea Distillery began in 2014 and after an investment of 6 million pounds, the first flew out of the still in August 2018. That means Lochlea will have whisky in the in a few weeks. The plan is to release the first whisky later this year.
The manager of the Lowland distillery is already wellknown in the whisky scene: Malcolm Rennie has been in the business for 34 years and work for example at Bruichladdich, Ardbeg and Kilchoman. Before establishing Lochlea he was involved in setting up the Annandale Distillery.
From field to glass
Lochlea whisky themselves - it is located on a farm where the grain for is grown. There is also an own source on the premises and the with the (future) Lochlea Whisky are stored on the farm as well.is privately owned and proud to produce the raw material for the
Malcolm Rennie says: “Ensuring full traceability from field to cask is vital for us. We grow and harvest our own on Lochlea farm with the resulting used to feed local cattle and the water is sourced on-site. We’ve been able to take advantage of Ayrshire’s natural resources and in doing so it keeps our carbon footprint to a minimum.”
A long distillery reports. Commercial Manager David Ferguson says: “Lochlea Whisky will carve out its own unique place in the industry. The new make spirit is bursting with orchard fruit and has a beautiful elegance way beyond its years.time and a very slow with a high, narrow cut of the heart result in a very elegant and fruity spirit, the
Once a resident of Lochlea Farm: Robert Burns
Many have already heard of Lochlea Farm in a different context: In 1777 it became the home of 18-year-old Robert Burns when his father became the tenant of the farm. For the next seven years, the future national poet of Scotland worked here in the fields on which now the grain for Lochlea Whisky grows.
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