May 16, 2022 – Independently owned Ayrshire Distillery Lochlea has recently appointed, as their exclusive US Importer, South San Francisco, California based ImpEx Beverages.
Lochlea will launch in the US in June of 2022 with two expressions. Their First Release, bottled at 46% ABV, was matured in first-fill Bourbon and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. It is bottled naturally with no added coloring, and is non-chill filtered.
Also in this debut shipment is the first in an annual limited-edition series of whiskies inspired by the changing seasons at Lochlea Farm.
Sowing Edition, bottled at 48% ABV, was matured in 100% first-fill Bourbon barrels. It is bottled naturally with no added coloring, and is non-chill filtered.
Later this year, the range of seasonal small batches will expand to include Summer’s Harvest Edition, Fallow Edition in Autumn, and finally Ploughing Edition in Winter. Each expression will link to what is happening on site at that time of year through the casks selected, flavor profile, and even packaging. As with all Lochlea whiskies, they will be created using barley grown on the Ayrshire farm and their own water source.
The distillery will also release their core Single Malt, a masterpiece from talented industry veteran John Campbell simply called Our Barley, later in 2022.
When asked about the partnership, David Ferguson, Commercial Manager, said, “We can’t wait for our first Single Malt whiskies to land in the US which will be a key market to the future of our brand, and we are delighted to be partnering exclusively with the team at ImpEx Beverages. Our shared passion for Scotch Whisky was clear from our first meeting, so I know we’re in good hands.”
Sam Filmus, President and Managing Director of ImpEx Beverages said, “There is something very special about what the team at Lochlea is doing and we couldn’t be more proud to be partnering with them to bring these amazing Single Malts to the US. The passion they bring to each and every bottle is sure to please the US consumer looking for something unique in their glass.”
Lochlea Single Malt will be available at specialty retailers across the US. For more information on where to buy please reach out to ImpEx Beverages at Office@ImpExBev.com.
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About Lochlea Whisky
Under the cover of Lochlea Farm, independently owned Lochlea Distillery has been quietly distilling, casking, and maturing their masterpiece since 2018. Patiently waiting to share their work with the world.
Ensuring full traceability from field to cask has been paramount for Lochlea Distillery. The family-run farm grows and harvests their own barley, with the resulting draff used to feed local cattle and the water directly sourced on-site.
Rooted in Scottish history, Lochlea was once home to Robert Burns himself. Burns worked the lush farmland from 1777 to 1784 and has inspired the honest, passionate and progressive nature of Lochlea Whisky.
About ImpEx Beverages
In 2008, ImpEx Beverages was founded with the vision to import premium and rare Spirits from around the world, with a special emphasis on the best of what Scotland has to offer.
Today, ImpEx boasts an impressive portfolio, including some of the most notable small to medium sized distilleries and independent bottlers; importing Whisky, Gin, Rum, and Mezcal from Scotland, Belgium, Wales, Japan, Israel, Mexico, and England with future anticipated additions from unexpected destinations. ImpEx also features a fine line of Liqueurs and Cordials produced in the US.
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