The Lakes Single Malt Whisky is revealed

The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the first in a series of widely available single malt whisky releases that will showcase the house style defined by their whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi.

The whisky was officially launched on Saturday 7th September. However, our sales director, David Jenkins, attended a launch event the day before. Stakeholders were invited along to sample the whisky and find out about the maturation process of this distinctive new reserve.

The event was held at The Lakes Distillery in Bassenthwaite and was led by Dhavall who explained the creativity and expertise involved in the creative process. Dhavall is actively involved at every stage of the process. From the choice of barley to the intricacy of bespoke cask production and selection, and knowing each cask intimately as it matures. It’s holistic whisky-making.

Dhavall says, “Creating a new whisky requires a framework of sorts, but there must be room within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct.

“At The Lakes, we respect the conventions of Scotch whisky heritage but are open to a world of other influences, interpreting what we believe is right to make The Lakes Single Malt one of the finest whiskies in the world.

“We don’t believe in taking the easy option if there’s another way to add a new dimension of flavour. For The Lakes, that means not only creating flavour in the new-make-spirit but also opening up more flavour possibilities throughout the journey through the entire whisky-making process.”

About the single malt whisky …

Nose

Vanilla, raisins, gentle spice and a hint of chocolate.

Palate

Wood spice, orange citrus, dry fruits

Finish

Very long and warming with mouth-coating creaminess

With 5,922 individually numbered bottles at cask strength, 60.6% ABV, it is a full-bodied expression, matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX and red wine casks, comprising American, Spanish and French oak.

It’s now available to order.

For a 70cl bottle the price is £49.55 + vat, quote our product code 400752S and you can place your order either online or by calling our telesales team on 01228 403410.