Thursday, July 02, 2020


The Lakes Distillery, has announced the launch of two new expressions as part of its ‘The One’ collection.

The One - Orange Wine Cask Finished Whisky (46.6% ABV) limited to 2,994 bottles, finished in first-fill American oak casks, which were seasoned with Vino de Naranja (orange wine). The One - Sherry Cask Finished Whisky (46.6% ABV) limited to 4,512 bottles, finished in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks.

The Lakes Distillery - The One Collection

Produced with Lakes single malt at its heart, and blended with select Scotch grain and malt whiskies from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay - The One collection is a showcase of maturation expertise, with each singular release demonstrating the different flavours that can be derived from the finest oak casks.

The Vino de Naranja wine used to season The One - Orange Wine Cask Finished Whisky casks, is made solely in Huelva, Andalusia, on the southern coast of Spain. This aromatised wine is produced in small quantities, usually for personal consumption. Seville orange peel is macerated into a grape-based spirit and gently aged in oak casks, creating a very elegant ‘Naranja Wine’ with texture, flavour, and nuances of orange peel.

Bottled at the natural colour, The One - Sherry Cask Finished Whisky, is said to be heavily influenced by Spanish oak characters, delivering notes of medjool dates, sun-dried raisins, sultanas, polished wood, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate and gentle smoke.

Commenting on the news, Dhavall Gandhi, The Lakes Whiskymaker, said: “To appreciate the art of whiskymaking you must first understand that flavour is created throughout the whiskymaking 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.”

The One - Orange Wine Cask Finished Whisky and The One - Sherry Cask Finished Whisky, are now available from for a RRP of £48.00 each.

Posted by Steve Rush