Lakes Distillery to launch first own single malt whisky

The English distillery will soon offer The Lakes Genesis and the Quatrefoil Collection

The popular English holiday resort The Lakes District is home of The Lakes Distillery since December 2014. Paul Currie made his dream of an own whisky distillery come true and after three years of planning and constructing and the investment of £9 million production started. It took another three years until the spirit had matured to be whisky and now it will enter the market in very small editions.

The Lakes Genesis: The first release of the distillery

The Lakes Genesis is the name of the first strictly limited release of the English distillery. Only 101 bottles of cask strength single malt whisky will be available, all individually numbered and handsigned by Master Blender Dhavall Gandhi . The Whiskymaker is quoted on the distillery website: „The whisky was first matured in Oloroso hogsheads giving it a vibrant character full of dried ginger and wood-spice. After the initial period of maturation, the whisky was finished in casks made-up of American and European oak to add a layer of dried fruit and vanilla. Finally, these two components were married together in Orange wine casks from Andalucía region of Spain, giving it a spicy and chocolate-orange character.” The Lakes Genesis will not be on sale in shops, all bottles will be auctioned by Whisky Auctioneer during 29 June and 10. July 2018.

The Lakes Distillery Quatrefoil Collection: A series over four years

Just two months after the launch of Genesis, a little series will start: The Lakes Distillery Quatrefoil Collection is announced to be released over the next four years. The first one will be Faith in September 2018, to be followed year by year by Hope, Luck and Love. All of those whiskies will be non-chill filtered, uncolored and limited to 3.500 bottles per release. The whisky was matured (or is maturing…) in first fill Oloroso casks from European oak and PX casks from American oak. Both kinds will then be married. Different amounts will be used to create different characters for the four releases. These single malts will not be sold in shops but will also be available as a set after registration on the distillery website. Each set will be £895. You will get the first whisky in September and the three others following year by year.

If you won’t take (or get) the chance to get your hands on one of these very limited editions why not try another young English whisky? The Cotswolds Distillery already offers a general release of its single malt whisky.