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IN-STORE Craft Cellars Presents Lochlea Distillery with John Campbell | May 26, 2023 at 6:00pm

May 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Craft Cellars on May 26, 2023 at 6:00pm MT for a premium in-store whisky tasting event featuring Lochlea Distillery.

Meet John Campbell, former distillery manager at Laphroaig Distillery as he leads us through a line up of seven whiskies from Lochlea including the Lochlea First Edition.

Craft Cellars will provide a charcuterie carefully curated to highlight the whisky from Lochlea Distillery.

John Campbell, Master Blender & Production Director

John Campbell spent 27 years at Laphroiag Distillery with 16 years as distillery manager. before moving to Lochlea Distillery. He joined Lochlea Distillery as Master Blender and Production Director. John moved back to the mainland after working in his native Islay, and brought extensive experience and innovative ideas to help shape the future 0f Lochlea. Johns’ experience and knowledge of the whisky industry is unparalleled and Craft Cellars is honoured to host John as he leads us through the wonderful whisky of Lochlea.

Lochlea Distillery

Lochlea is an independently-owned distillery that has been quietly producing, casking, and maturing spirit over the last few years, patiently waiting to share the fruits of their labour with the world.

Initially led by the experience and expertise of distillery manager Malcolm Rennie, and now under the management of ex-Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell. Having built up one of the top ten Scotch brands in the world over the past 27 years, John brings a wealth of knowledge and a burning ambition to help Lochlea fulfil its potential.

Love, care and attention from field to cask has been paramount in creating Lochlea whisky. The family-run farm grows and harvests their own barley with draff used to feed local cattle. The water is raised from aquifers in the limestone deep below the steading.

Rooted in Scottish history, Robert Burns called Lochlea his home throughout his formative years, from 1777 until his father’s death in 1784. By day, Burns worked hard on the farm and in the evening he enjoyed the company of his friends, debating at the Bachelors Club in nearby Tarbolton. The ground here has inspired the honest, passionate and progressive nature of Lochlea whisky.


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