Whisky Review: The ONE Limited Edition Tawny Port Cask Finish
Category: Blended British Whisky
Bottling: The Lakes Distillery
Cost: £39.95 buy from Master of Malt
What they say:
This is a very special expression of The ONE, and is a limited edition of only 3,740 bottles.
The finest aged whiskies from around the British Isles, sourced by our Master Distiller.
Whiskies of outstanding character are expertly blended to create a unique combination of flavours that reflect the passion, diversity and craftsmanship inherent across our island nations. These have then been married together before being put into Tawny Port casks, carefully crafted from French oak. They have been used to season port between 10 and 15 years old, produced from grapes grown in the Cima Corgo area of the Douro, and have then been used to ‘finish’ The ONE, enhancing this unique whisky even further with aromas of nuts, dried fruits and orange peel.
Neat, or add a drop of water to release the subtle flavours and aromas of this outstanding whisky.
Golden syrup, sweet, nutty, hints of spice, fruit compote, slightly smoky.
What I say:
Another Limited Edition cask finish of The One blend, released November 2016, this expression was finished in Tawny Port seasoned casks
Copper with ruby highlights (11/20), medium-large oily tears leave long medium-fine legs
Heady and sweet boiling sugar and jam-making, fruits, malt and a faint hint of smoke, dehydrated raspberries, dusty with a hint of cinnamon powdered spice, brioche, jam tarts, a hint sulphury
A delicious combination of strawberry jam and black pepper spice, vanilla custard, a hint of sulphur, plum sauce, damson jam, malty and slightly oily/buttery, creamy with a hint of smoke and oak tannins.
Long, jammy red fruits & tannic tea
A much more integrated finish than the recently released PX finish, it is hard to tell where the blend stops and the Tawny Port cask influences start. Almost savoury in places this has the classic jammy red fruits from the port casks well balanced against the blended whisky backbone.
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