Cumbrian spirits producer The Lakes Distillery has released The One Port Cask Finished fine blended whisky.
The One Port Cask Finished (46.6% ABV) is a singular blend of The Lakes Single Malt and select scotch malt and grain whiskies from Speyside and Islay.
It has been finished for one year in ex-tawny port hogsheads from Portugal, personally selected by The Lakes’ whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi.
Non-chill filtered for a “richer mouthfeel and fuller flavour”, The One has been bottled with only the natural colours derived from the oak casks.
Dhavall said: “We know each of our whisky casks intimately, how the flavours are evolving and then how they then can be blended with others to complement, enhance, deepen, broaden, or contrast.
“This is how we are able to handpick Scotch malt and grain whiskies that best complement the complexities and flavour of The Lakes Single Malt when married together in a port cask.
“The result is full-bodied and smoky with ripe cherries and plums on the nose, hints of stone fruits, nutmeg and black pepper on the palate, leading to a long, warming finish. It is a fine blended whisky to enjoy as you please, or with a few drops of water to release even more of the flavour depths.
October 2019 will see a fourth release in The One blended whisky collection with the re-launch of The One Signature Blend.