World Whisky Day Virtual Tasting | The Lakes Distillery World Whisky Day Virtual Tasting – The Lakes Distillery

Exploring the influence of location on whisky maturation, our very own guided online tasting brings Dhavall Gandhi together in conversation with master blenders from around the globe.

5pm – 7pm, Saturday 16 May 2020

All distilleries have a creation story, that moment of inspiration, some might say madness, when someone decides that they need to make whisky. Often allied to that is the choice of location.

If you strip it back to basics, what you need to make whisky is the right to use lots of cold, clean water, space for storing casks, and access to the market. If these requirements are met you can make great whisky anywhere, but great whisky cannot be made by just anyone.

While encouraging you to taste and try something new, our online World Whisky Day celebration will explore the influence of location on whisky maturation; the conversation being led by Dhavall, alongside master blenders from Israel and India:

Tomer Goren
Master distiller at Milk & Honey

Inspired by the city of Tel Aviv, Israel’s first whisky distillery benefits from an average of 300 sunny days each year and the Mediterranean climate means whisky ages quickly and gracefully.

Taking on a specific terroir which yields unique flavours that differ from their old-world counterparts, their methods, technique and equipment carry on centuries-old knowledge and keep to the tradition of a minimum three years of ageing.

Michael D’Souza
Master distiller at Paul John Distilleries

Established in 1992, Paul John’s Single Malt whiskies hail from the sultry Indian coast of Goa and are made from carefully chosen indigenous ingredients – barley, water and yeast – that together create a radiance of a different kind.

The combination of a tropical climate and an additional climate-controlled underground warehouse ensure the whisky develops a distinctive composition of flavours, giving a unique configuration on the palate.

Dhavall Gandhi
Whiskymaker at The Lakes Distillery

Inspired by the majestic beauty of their home in The Lake District National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Lakes see the art of whiskymaking as part of a continuum, a net of possibilities where everything is interlinked.

Respecting tradition and being sensitive to how the climate affects the conversation between oak and air and spirit, they flow new ideas around this frame and innovate at every stage to make their whisky more flavourful.

Join the conversation

Even with the exclusive tasting packs sold out, you can still take part in this event and celebrate World Whisky Day with the whiskymakers.

With the whisky festival broadcast on @thelakesdistillery Facebook Page – between 5pm and 7pm on Saturday 16th May – you’re invited to relax, sit back, pour a whisky and join the conversation from the comfort of your own home as we stream the discussion live, and for free.


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