The Lakes Distillery Create The Very First British Blend

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The Lakes Distillery, Cumbria’s first whisky distillery for over 100 years, has created an entirely new concept in blended whiskies for its inaugural product: A British Isles blend.

There is a host of Scotch blends on the market, but ‘The One’, the very first British blended whisky, brings together a range of exceptional whiskies from around the British Isles. Each has its own distinctive characteristics, melded with great care and passion to create a perfectly balanced whisky of intriguing complexity; slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.

The One will be sold in The Lakes Distillery’s online shop and in a small number of carefully chosen outlets in the UK. The distillery will place a great emphasis on developing the brand in export markets and is already in discussions with partners in a number of markets in Europe and Asia.

The Lakes Distillery, idyllically housed in a secluded former Victorian model farm in the Lake District, will make the most of Cumbria’s perfect whisky producing conditions and will start distilling its own Cumbrian malt whisky and gin in Spring next year. The characterful site will also include a visitor centre offering supervised distillery tours, a bistro, bar and shop.

As well as launching The One, the innovative distillery has created a unique Founders’’ Club, providing a one-off chance to obtain whisky from its first 100 casks of Lakes Malt. Each year for ten years from 2015, members will receive a 70cl bottle of the maturing whisky, each with a limited edition label, forming a rare collection of The Lakes Distillery’s first ever production.

Founders’ Club members will be provided with two miniatures each year allowing them to taste the spirit as it develops into a wonderful single malt whisky. Delivery of the first bottle will be in 2015 and these casks are exclusively for Founders’ Club members.

Overseen by Paul Currie, co-founder of the award-winning Arran Distillery and Alan Rutherford, former Production Director at Diageo, The Lakes Distillery’s tremendous whisky expertise has led to the successful creation of The One and the future Lakes Malt.

To purchase The One and for further information on The Lakes Distillery and its Founders’ Club, please visit www.lakesdistillery.com.


Whisky Festivals:

26may - 3junAll DayIslay Festival - Feis IleIslay

Event Details

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt for whisky fans around the World is one of the most important dates in the calendar.  The distilleries on the island and on neighbouring Jura, run open days throughout the week. The Festival is held in the last week of May every year. Now in their 31st year, so they must be doing something right!

Feis Ile 2017 will be held from Fri 26th May – Sat 3rd June.

The Feis Ile is the charitable organisation from which this now huge Festival of Music & Malt has evolved. The Voluntary Committee work collaboratively with the Distillery Community together with local Musicians and other interested people to showcase Islay.

Time

May 26 (Friday) - June 3 (Saturday)

Location

Islay

Organizer

The Feis Ile

26may - 3junAll DayIslay Festival - Feis IleIslay

Event Details

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt for whisky fans around the World is one of the most important dates in the calendar.  The distilleries on the island and on neighbouring Jura, run open days throughout the week. The Festival is held in the last week of May every year. Now in their 31st year, so they must be doing something right!

Feis Ile 2017 will be held from Fri 26th May – Sat 3rd June.

The Feis Ile is the charitable organisation from which this now huge Festival of Music & Malt has evolved. The Voluntary Committee work collaboratively with the Distillery Community together with local Musicians and other interested people to showcase Islay.

Time

May 26 (Friday) - June 3 (Saturday)

Location

Islay

Organizer

The Feis Ile

17jun12:00 pm- 9:00 pmEdinburgh Whisky FestivalThe Whisky LoungeAssembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

Event Details

This years Edinburgh Whisky Festival we’re heading back to the Assembly Rooms on George Street. This iconic Georgian venue has long been at the heart of Edinburgh hosting thousands of events from Royal banquets to film festivals, but for this day in June it will play host to Scotland’s most iconic drink – whisky!

As in previous years you can expect to see a fantastic display of whiskies from Scotland and around the world, we’re also working on some sensational masterclasses which will leave even the most seasoned whisky drinker astounded and amazed.

As always you also have a choice of sessions in order to ease the crowds slightly and make your life more comfortable!

Saturday 17th June Early Session: 12pm-4pm

Saturday 17th June Late Session: 5pm-9pm.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Assembly Rooms

George Street, Edinburgh

Organizer

The Whisky Lounge

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Location

King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH


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