The Lakes have announced a new blend called ‘The One’. This signature expression in The One collection has The Lakes distillery’s own single malt at its core, complimented by select Scotch grain and malt whiskies from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay. This recipe is designed to showcase Dhavall Gandhi’s (their whiskymaker) maturation expertise and the role of casks in flavour creation.
A singular blend, it is a complex and balanced whisky with hints of stone fruit, treacle, light spice and honey-roasted nuts. Bottled at 46.6% ABV, it is non-chill filtered for a richer mouthfeel and fuller flavour, with only the natural colours derived from the oak casks.
Dhavall said: “Singular by name and nature, each new expression in The One collection showcases the different flavours derived from our oak casks. At The Lakes, we use bespoke oak casks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry, as well as the sweeter styles of PX and Cream and the drier Fino. Others once held tawny and ruby port, and orange and red wine, creating yet more flavour options. By knowing each cask intimately, and how the flavours are evolving, we are creating a collection of fine blended whiskies which bring to light the impact of oak on whisky flavour.”
If you’re interested in trying this blended whiskey it is now available online from www.LakesDistillery.com for £39.