The Lakes

The One ~ 40% (The Lakes Distillery)

The One

Blended British whisky

40% ABV, £29.95 for 70cl from Master of Malt

Score: 84/100

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What they say:

The ONE is a unique blend of exceptional whiskies from the British Isles.
Each has its own distinctive characteristics, resulting in a whisky of intriguing complexity.

There are now distilleries producing whisky across the British Isles, and this has led us to create an entirely new concept in blended whiskies – a British Isles Blend.

To create ‘The ONE’, we have searched far and wide to bring together a range of very special whiskies from the British Isles. These have been blended with great care and passion to create a perfectly balanced whisky.

Tasting Notes
Slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.

Gavin D. Smith Tasting Notes
Malty on the nose, with soft ginger and vanilla. Slightly nutty. Good weight and texture on the palate. More malt and spice, brittle toffee, and a suggestion of smoke when water is added. The finish is medium in length, slightly drying, with a hint of oak and a ripple of persistent spice. A well-structured, extremely drinkable and versatile whisky.

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What I say:

Sampled during the #LakesDistillery tweet tasting held November 2014 by Steve @TheWhiskyWire

Colour:

Mid-amber gold (9/20)

Nose:

Cereal barley, honey, vanilla cream, cinnamon apple Danish pastry, lemon puff biscuits, deeper nose gives more grainy character, ripe bananas, pear drops

Taste:

Smooth creamy vanilla, vanilla custard, toffee, oak wood, white pepper spice, light earthy and peaty smoke, metallic cooper and iron, brazil nut toffee

Finish:

Medium-short, toffee oak, some cinnamon and nutmeg spice

Overall:

A very interesting and enjoyable blended whisky, unique in having components from across the British Isles suggestive of whiskies from St George’s (English), Penderyn (Welsh), Bushmills (Northern Ireland), Midleton (Ireland) and probably Caol Ila (Islay/Scotland) plus undisclosed grain in the mix although the Lakes Distillery are keeping quiet about the exact contents of this wonderful blend, it truly is a taste encompassing the whole of the Isles!

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