Cumbrian distillery to launch new whisky and gin expressions


The One tawny port finish

The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria is set to unveil a limited-edition whisky and launch three new expressions of The Lakes Gin.

The One Tawny Port Cask Finish is a blend of whiskies from across the British Isles, in the same way as the distillery’s core The One, but finished in tawny port casks.

The French oak casks were previously used to hold port of between 10 and 15 years old, produced from grapes grown in the Cima Corgo area of the Douro region.

The finish has enhanced the whisky with aromas of nuts, dried fruits and orange peel. Only 3,740 bottles are being released.

The Lakes is also releasing new expressions of The Lakes Gin which is made with classic gin botanicals plus others native to Cumbria’s lakes including bilberry, heather and meadowsweet. The new expressions will be a super-premium 47.1% ABV “Explorer” edition plus The Lakes Damson Gin and The Lakes Sloe Gin.

They will be launched at this year’s Taste Cumbria Cockermouth, Cumbria’s biggest food and drink festival, on September 24 and 25. The Lakes is partnering with top chef Simon Rogan to provide drinks at his pop-up restaurant.

The Lakes Explorer gin

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