The One

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Sampled at Whisky Birmingham 2016 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Creamy, vanilla and toffee but with a hint of spice (Ginger? Cinnamon?) which adds a bit of depth to it.

Palate:

As with the nose it is creamy and sweet with vanilla and toffee coming through strong. A bit of fruit tang mixed in there (Grapefruit?). Spice is still there but if anything it is even more subtle than it was on the nose.

Finish:

Medium length, drying which is a surprise considering the sweet and creamy nose and palate. Citrus fruit coming through stronger on the finish along with oak.

Overall:

Perhaps not “The One” I would choose on a regular basis but I’d certainly drink this again. Overall a good, complex blend. It takes you on a bit of a roller coaster ride from sweet and spice, to citrus fruit and ending on drying oak.

For a second opinion on this one check out No Nonsense Whisky’s review here.

You can buy The One from House of Malt online for only £29.49 a bottle.

 

Notes:

Taken from Lakes Distillery Website.

THE ONE

The ONE is a unique blend of exceptional whiskies from the British Isles.

Each has its own distinctive characteristics, resulting in a whisky of intriguing complexity.

There are now distilleries producing whisky across the British Isles, and this has led us to create an entirely new concept in blended whiskies – a British Isles Blend.

To create ‘The ONE’, we have searched far and wide to bring together a range of very special whiskies from the British Isles. These have been blended with great care and passion to create a perfectly balanced whisky.

Tasting Notes

Slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.

Gavin D. Smith Tasting Notes

Malty on the nose, with soft ginger and vanilla. Slightly nutty. Good weight and texture on the palate. More malt and spice, brittle toffee, and a suggestion of smoke when water is added. The finish is medium in length, slightly drying, with a hint of oak and a ripple of persistent spice. A well-structured, extremely drinkable and versatile whisky.

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