Lakes Distillery has unveiled two new Whiskies: The One Orange Wine Cask Finished Whisky and The One Sherry Wine Cask Finished Whisky
The English distillery’s One Collection features a range of fine blended Whiskies that showcase the role of cask seasoning in the spirits flavor profile.
The One Orange Wine Cask will be limited to only 2,994 bottles in the UK and showcases flavors derived from first-fill American oak casks, seasoned with an exceptionally rare aromatised wine, known as ‘Vino de Naranja’ from Huelva, Andalucía, Spain.
According to the distillery’s The One Orange Wine Cask tasting notes: “fresh lychee, marmalade, and hints of tobacco on the nose lead to a palate of gentle peat, tropical fruits and candied orange peel with a clean and smooth finish.”
The One Sherry Wine Cask is limited to just 4,512 bottles. It is principally matured in European oak Oloroso and PX casks, making for a deep, rich Whisky.
According to the distillery’s The One Sherry Wine Cask tasting notes: “A nose of Medjool dates, sun-dried raisins, sultanas and polished wood leads to Macadamia nuts, dark chocolate and gentle smoke on the palate of with a long, warming and rich finish.”
Both of these The One releases are singular blends of select grain and malt Scotch whiskies from Speyside and Islay with The Lakes Single Malt at its heart.
Dhavall Gandhi, The Lakes whiskymaker, said: “To appreciate the art of whisky-making you must first understand that flavour is created throughout the whisky-making process. For The Lakes whisky, it is the art of blending and the interaction between the spirit, air and oak which creates the layers of complexity and character.
“The oak type and the liquid used to season that oak add their personalities as they integrate with the whisky. Working in combination they produce a myriad of flavour combinations, which is precisely what The One collection seeks to reveal.”
Last month, The Lakes Distillery debuted Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 3, the third expression in its Whiskymaker’s Reserve series, which features single malt Whisky matured in various Sherry casks.