Lochlea Sowing Edition (Second Crop)

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
The second year of seasonal releases from Lochlea has begun. We were kindly provided with the Sowing Edition by the distillery for review. The single malt is matured for 3-4 years in a first fill bourbon cask.
Lochlea Sowing Edition (Second Crop)
Lochlea Sowing Edition (Second Crop) (@whiskyedition)
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 46,00 % ABV. | 80,56 €/l | Lochlea Distillery | produced in Scotland (Lowlands) | Whiskybase ID 228961


The malt opens with sugar syrup, red apples and vanilla - fresh and fruity with a slight hint of citrus. This is accompanied by wine gum and a slight hint of white wine (grapes). Fitting for the transitional phase from spring to summer.


The whisky from the Lowlands opens quite young. Almond pastry (nutty notes, cereal notes and sweet) is refined with an idea of toffee. At the same time, its youth flashes through again and again - and not too scarcely. A little oak and coniferous forest can be glimpsed in the background.


Sweetish in the finish, the first release of the second season lingers for a medium length and burns slightly.


The nose wins quite highly over the taste. The distillery and former home farm of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns (around 1800), manages, despite a young bottling, to conjure up the season of the farming calendar in the glass, once again. We are pleased with the very successful nose, while the taste - in contrast to the other bottlings of Lochlea - unfortunately does not fully convince us, this time.

Rating: 69/100 - Good (Marcel: 74 | Sascha: 63)

Value for Money: 2/5 - Bad

Product for review provided free of charge by Lochlea
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