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Lakefield Edition 1.1

Single Farm Origin

Key Facts

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.

Barley Timeline

Product Timeline

SOWN 25 March 2016
HARVESTED 11 September 2016
Arrived at Cathedral 13 September 2016
Went to Maltings 5 February 2017
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

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.

TERROIR

FIELDS

Grower Info

Grower
Farm
County
Type
Seamus Duggan
Lakefield
Laois
Conventional

Soil

Series Elton Association
Type LUVISOL
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
PDF Elton Association

Barley, Yeast & Water

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

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.

Meet Seamus Duggan

Cask Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
36%
VIRGIN U.S
17%
PREMIUM FRENCH
21%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
26%

Wood

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