Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
A young distillery has many "firsts". The first bottling ever, the first bottling of the Core Range and at some point also the first bottling at cask strength. This is what we have for tasting and review today.
Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1
Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1 (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 60,10 % ABV. | 88,00 €/l | Lochlea Distillery | produced in Scotland (Lowlands) | Whiskybase ID 232685


The single malt opens immediately with ripe light and dark fruits - there is no need to "let it breathe". Pear, apple, blood orange, rum, cinnamon, tobacco leaves, milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee beans open a true composition of flavours. Red grapes are also perceptible, which flatter with a light wine note.


Full steam ahead - the usual Lochlea signature is clearly in the foreground. Bright fruits and light nutty notes. Mouth-watering and slightly dry, the whisky shines with caramel, vanilla and forest honey. Surprisingly not spicy at all and really smooth, we taste a big load of buttery cinnamon buns. The palate is rounded off by toasted croutons.


Medium-long, the cask-strength whisky tingles on the palate with hints of fresh oak and chocolate.


A really great start for the first cask strength single malt from Lochlea Farm Distillery. The alcohol is very well integrated and supports the variety of aromas wonderfully. Tastes delicious, has no perceptible alcoholic sharpness or off notes. The cask combination of 70% bourbon and 30% oloroso is very well chosen and the price of the bottling is in the good range.
The best bottling from Lochlea so far!

Rating: 84/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 85 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange
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