MULTI-AWARD WINNING blend of British whiskies, The ONE, has been taken to another level
by its creators who have launched an exclusive sherry cask finished expression to celebrate the
spirit’s second birthday.
Created by the Lakes Distillery, England’s premier whisky distillery, The ONE has been ‘finished’ in Oloroso sherry hogshead casks to further enhance the blend which has become a favourite with whisky drinkers.
This is the first time an additional depth of flavour has been added to The ONE and the 3,335 limited edition bottles mark the distillery’s one year anniversary and the whisky’s second – The ONE was officially launched at the Taste Cumbria Festival in September 2013 and the distillery opened in December 2014.
Founder and managing director of The Lakes Distillery, Paul Currie, said: “Experimenting with finishes enables us to enhance what is already an exceptional whisky and there is always great interest in these expressions. Sherry casks are well established in the whisky industry for maturing whisky but are rarely used for finishing a blend.
“Through the use of our sherry cask, we have created a significantly different whisky with a darker tone and a wonderful taste, an excellent way to celebrate our second anniversary. Although still a young blend, The ONE has seen significant success over its two years and is exported across Europe and Asia. It is stocked in some of the UK’s most prestigious retailers – we’re excited to replicate the same success in the next two years.”
The ONE is the only whisky created from whiskies around the British Isles and has already won awards including the Silver Outstanding at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards, silver medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and a silver medal in the Worldwide Whiskey category at the prestigious Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (HKIWSC).
The ONE limited edition sherry cask finished blend is available at www.lakesdistillery.com, RRP £39.95.
Official Tasting notes: sweet honey, subtly fruity, slightly smoky, with hints of spice