Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery has announced the launch of a limited edition sherry cask finished variant of its ‘The One’ British blended whisky.

The ONE Limited Edition Sherry Cask Finished Blend (40% ABV) has been finished in in Oloroso sherry hogshead casks, and released to mark the distillery’s one year anniversary and the whisky’s second. The ONE was officially launched at the Taste Cumbria Festival in September 2013 and the distillery opened in December 2014.

The Lakes Distillery launches 'THE ONE' Sherry Cask Finished Limited Edition

The ONE is the only whisky created from whiskies around the British Isles and has already won awards including the Silver Outstanding at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Silver medals at the International Spirits Challenge and a Silver medal in the Worldwide Whiskey category at the prestigious Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Commenting on the release, Paul Currie, Founder and Managing Director of The Lakes Distillery, said: “Experimenting with finishes enables us to enhance what is already an exceptional whisky and there is always great interest in these expressions. Sherry casks are well established in the whisky industry for maturing whisky but are rarely used for finishing a blend.”

He went on to say: “Through the use of our sherry cask, we have created a significantly different whisky with a darker tone and a wonderful taste, an excellent way to celebrate our second anniversary. Although still a young blend, The ONE has seen significant success over its two years and is exported across Europe and Asia.  It is stocked in some of the UK’s most prestigious retailers – we’re excited to replicate the same success in the next two years.”

Limited to 3,335 bottles, The ONE Limited Edition Sherry Cask Finished Blend will be available from specialist retailers for a RRP of £39.35.

Posted by Steve Rush