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Key Facts

GROWER Seamus Duggan
FARM Lakefield
EDITION 1.1
HARVESTED 11 SEPTEMBER 2016
DISTILLED WEEK 09 2017
Maturation 3 YEARS, 7 MONTHS, 28 DAYS
ABV 50%
No. of Bottles 30,528
For Market Global
Bottled February 2021

Lakefield, CO. LAOIS

In the lee of Bishopswood, once witness to the macabre spectacle of a bishop’s hanging, Lakefield Farm, east of Durrow, Co. Laois, stands on undulated lowlands farmed by the enigmatic Seamus Duggan – winner of our Barley Grower of the Year Trophy for his 2019 barley crop. Derived from limestone & sandstone these well-drained, deep loam soils of the Elton series consistently produce exceptional barley quality.

The Sound of Lakefield

It's a windy, dry and warm Summer's day at Lakefield. This track starts out in a barn at the entrance to the fields. A combine harvester sits waiting for its annual call-up as the wind rattles through the building. We head outside, where the wind blows down along the side of the barn, then we move down the lane towards the fields. We reach the hedgerows that run along the southerly edge of the fields, busy with birds, bees and butterflies before heading out into the barley. It's a little more sheltered at first, until we reach the woods at the northerly edge of the field. The wind picks up again and blows through the barley and the trees, as further away can be heard the trains pushing through the countryside on the line to the north.

BARLEY TIMELINES

SOWN 25 March 2016
HARVESTED 11 September 2016
Arrived at Cathedral 13 September 2016
Went to Maltings 15 February 2016
Arrived at Distillery 15 February 2017
Fermentation Started 27 February 2017
Distillation Started 4 March 2017
Distillation Finished 12 March 2017
Filled at Warehouse 16 March 2017
Marriage of Casks 13 November 2020
Sent for Bottling 14 February 2021

Meet Seamus Duggan

TERROIR

FIELDS
SOIL
series Elton Association
type LUVISOL
pdf Elton Association
description Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Association soils composed of Elton, Kellistown, Baggotstown, Mylerstown, Ballylusky, NewInn, Cloonmore, Newtown and Greenane)
elevation 273 - 665 FEET
sunlight AVERAGE 5 - 5.5 hours

BARLEY, YEAST & WATER

VARIETY IRINA
Yeast Mauri Distiller's Yeast
Production Water Volcanic Aquifer
Fermentation 142

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Light gold with oils that grip & legs that slowly meander down the glass.

Nose: Warm custard, bread baking, red apple, milk chocolate, dried flowers, butter cream, pine needles. It reminds me of waiting to eat a rhubarb & apple tart fresh from the oven with custard & cream to hand.

Taste: A gentle clove to start that leads into proving bread & malted biscuits, in the middle a pepperiness that travels back my tongue then honeydew melon & pears.

Finish: It doesn’t, it meanders along like a tributary to the start of a great river.

WOOD

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
8643 U.S. First Fill 197.84 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8645 U.S. First Fill 200.25 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8646 U.S. First Fill 194.67 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8647 U.S. First Fill 197.63 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8648 U.S. First Fill 197.97 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8649 U.S. First Fill 198.96 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8650 U.S. First Fill 195.88 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8651 U.S. First Fill 199.09 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8652 U.S. First Fill 199.73 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8653 U.S. First Fill 199.95 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8654 U.S. First Fill 195.7 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8655 U.S. First Fill 197.96 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8656 U.S. First Fill 197.96 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8657 U.S. First Fill 196.98 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8658 U.S. First Fill 195.41 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8659 U.S. First Fill 199.02 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8660 U.S. First Fill 198.08 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8661 U.S. First Fill 199.05 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8662 U.S. First Fill 196.35 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9156 U.S. First Fill 200.72 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9157 U.S. First Fill 198.03 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9158 U.S. First Fill 202.22 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9159 U.S. First Fill 199.56 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9160 U.S. First Fill 197.04 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9161 U.S. First Fill 197.07 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9162 U.S. First Fill 196.82 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9163 U.S. First Fill 201.4 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9164 U.S. First Fill 195.37 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9165 U.S. First Fill 195.12 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9166 U.S. First Fill 194.38 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9167 U.S. First Fill 193.5 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9168 U.S. First Fill 193.15 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9169 U.S. First Fill 199.00 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9170 U.S. First Fill 201.06 Seagram 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9279 U.S. First Fill 197.95 Heaven Hill 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9280 U.S. First Fill 196.63 Heaven Hill 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9281 U.S. First Fill 199.12 Heaven Hill 16 March 2017 Lakefield
9282 U.S. First Fill 200.25 Heaven Hill 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8639 U.S. First Fill 195.11 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
8641 U.S. First Fill 199.54 Wild Turkey 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6415 U.S. Virgin 211.65 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6416 U.S. Virgin 206.99 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6417 U.S. Virgin 209.48 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6420 U.S. Virgin 206.98 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6421 U.S. Virgin 203.2 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6381 U.S. Virgin 201.63 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6383 U.S. Virgin 209.98 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6384 U.S. Virgin 206.77 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6385 U.S. Virgin 207.86 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6404 U.S. Virgin 208.28 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6405 U.S. Virgin 199.48 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6406 U.S. Virgin 201.37 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6407 U.S. Virgin 202.57 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6408 U.S. Virgin 209.89 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6409 U.S. Virgin 203.04 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6410 U.S. Virgin 203.66 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6411 U.S. Virgin 202.46 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6412 U.S. Virgin 200.56 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6413 U.S. Virgin 204.02 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6414 U.S. Virgin 208.91 Speyside 16 March 2017 Lakefield
4671 French 208.91 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
4672 French 226.66 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
4673 French 226.22 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
4674 French 231.67 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6004 French 228.42 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6003 French 227.06 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5996 French 225.98 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5997 French 224.89 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6002 French 229.02 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5999 French 227.25 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6001 French 227.52 Margaux 16 March 2017 Lakefield
3364 Vin Doux Naturel 639.58 Porto 16 March 2017 Lakefield
3365 Vin Doux Naturel 627.13 Porto 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5889 Vin Doux Naturel 218.06 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5921 Vin Doux Naturel 222.75 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5885 Vin Doux Naturel 210.88 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5886 Vin Doux Naturel 212.67 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield
5920 Vin Doux Naturel 216.07 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield
6100 Vin Doux Naturel 221.13 Marasla 16 March 2017 Lakefield

Composition

46% FIRST FILL U.S.
23% VIRGIN U.S.
15% PREMIUM FRENCH
16% VIN DOUX NATUREL