The ONE Port Edition Prototype Cask Strength
- Category: Blended British Whisky
- Origin: ? & The Lakes Distillery
- Bottling: The Lakes Distillery, OB, Prototype
- ABV: 60.2%
- Cost: n/a
What they say
The One Port Cask Expression Prototype: 60.2% ABV – Blended British Whisky – Coming Spring 2019.
This is a prototype preview sample at cask strength of a port expression we’ll be releasing next year.
Official tasting notes:
- The Port casks are made-up of American oak and that gives it the distinctive vanilla and ripe fruit character to the whisky, Plums; Wood spice; Cocoa beans
What I say
Sampled during the #LakesDistillery Twitter tasting with @LakesDistillery, @WhiskyMaker Dhavall Gandi and @TheWhiskyWire
To be released in 2019 this is The Lakes British Blended The ONE whisky finished in Port-seasoned American Oak casks. Presented here as a prototype at Cask strength of 60.2%, the plan is to rlease this spring 2019 at 46.6% though they are toying with the idea of releasing a Cask Strength version of this one.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Crimson! (15/20), medium, rounded tears and fine legs.
- Nose: Jammy, fruity and woody, cranberry, damson and raspberry dried and jam – quite sticky on the nose, powdered spice cinnamon and clove precede dusty dunnage warehouse or Porto cellar wood.
- Taste: Rich plum sauce, strawberry and damson jam, sweet malt extract, Jamaican ginger cake, dark chocolate-coated ginger, creamy and buttery treacle toffee and vanilla fudge, charred oak wood.
- Finish: Medium, milk chocolate covered raisins.
Definitely benefiting from delivery strength, this Port finish expression is dangerously drinkable at 60.2% ABV, With such and intensity of flavour you could almost be mistaken that this has spent some time around PX-sherry apart from the telltale jammy fruits, very much plum, damson and cranberry and of course that awesome Crimson colour!
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