Lochlea Fallow Edition (First Crop)

Rich, Dried Fruits
The Lochlea distillery plans four special bottlings a year. The Fallow Edition follows the Harvest Edition and is intended to embody an autumnal-winter profile.
The single malt Scotch whisky was matured 100% exclusively in Oloroso sherry butts. There are a number of whiskies on the market that have also undergone such ageing - will the Lochlea distillery manage to stand out once again?
Lochlea Fallow Edition (First Crop)
Lochlea Fallow Edition (First Crop) (@whiskyedition)
Single Malt Whisky | 3 Year Old | 46,00 % ABV. | 85,57 €/l | Lochlea Distillery | produced in Scotland (Lowlands) | Whiskybase ID 220481


Crystal clear: Ripe dark fruits, leather, dark chocolate. We expected this and got it. Pleasantly, raspberries, strawberries and cinnamon still resonate. Somewhere, after some time in the glass, we find a few wine aromas and some burnt wood. Beautifully defined profile with exciting secondary aromas.


Fresh and at the same time heavy-oily, the Fallow Edition lays in the mouth. As in the nose, we have a red berry mix, some tannins and oak spice. Not as dry as we would have expected, the Lowland single malt qualifies as an excellent sherry bomb.


In the warming, medium-long finish, we find the dark chocolate from the nose again.


For 3-4 years of maturation, this is a pretty well-rounded Single Malt. In a blind tasting, we would have rated it older due to the precise development of the aromas. All in all, a very classic single malt matured in sherry casks. It is almost too Christmassy for the autumnal flavour profile, as it reminds us very much of a mulled wine with a shot. In any case, the distillery once again easily reaches the already very high bar for young bottlings from a young distillery.

Rating: 80/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 79 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

Product for review provided free of charge by Lochlea
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