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The ONE Port Edition Prototype Cask Strength (60.2%, OB, 2018)

The ONE Port Edition Prototype Cask Strength

Whisky Review

  • Category: Blended British Whisky
  • Origin: ? & The Lakes Distillery
  • Bottling: The Lakes Distillery, OB, Prototype
  • ABV: 60.2%
  • Cost: n/a

The One Port Prototype Cask Strength

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.

Overall

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!

Score 86/100

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