The Lakes Distillery: Elements Whisky Set

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Key Facts About This Single Malt

Distillery: The Lakes

Whisky Maker: Dhavall Gandhi

Region: English 

Cask Type: Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Cortado, Cream, PX, and Oloroso.

Alcohol by Volume: 54% 

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 7 x 200ml samples in presentation case

Outturn: 1,386 sets

About The Lakes Elements

The first - and original - Whiskymaker’s Project, Elements is a library of whisky learning. Sharing a rare glimpse into the mind of a whiskymaker as they seek to create a new whisky, Elements dates back to before The Lakes Distillery ever released a single malt.  

Chronicling forensic research undertaken to understand the impact oak has on whisky’s flavour creation, and how the maturation process works best in a new distillery, this remarkably rare and individually numbered collection is fundamental to what has since become The Lakes’ oak-led maturation philosophy.  

Delving deep, Elements unveils how The Lakes’ micro-climate, the oak’s treatment, its seasoning and each variation imparts a very different characteristic style to the whisky.  

From dozens of casks and specifications used in the original research project, seven core components were identified to create Elements: Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Cortado, Cream, PX, and Oloroso. 

With identical parameters; the oak type (American Oak), cask size (500-litre butts), maturing spirit, warehousing conditions and ABV (54%), Elements is an exploration of their flavour, aroma and texture, and offers a unique insight into the way whisky is designed at The Lakes and the cask laydown needed to create the complex flavours and profile of The Lakes Single Malt Whisky.  

One of only 1,386 whisky libraries, each set contains: 

  • A unique whisky library of seven 20cl elements, each exploring a different sherry-seasoned cask style. 
  • A hardcover Elements guidebook, written by whisky writer and author Dave Broom, offering a background to each sherry wine and how it interacts with The Lake Distillery's casks and New Make Spirit. 
  • An individually numbered certificate. 
  • Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content, including an "in-the-making" interview with Elements creator Dhavall Gandhi. 

“Understanding how sherry casks perform in the Lake District and with The Lakes’ New Make Spirit was a fundamental step in the process of establishing an oak-led maturation philosophy and designing a new sherry-led single malt.” Dhavall Gandhi 

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