Congratulations are in order for our whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi, who is now Whisky Magazine’s 2021 Master Distiller/Master Blender, Icon of Whisky for The Rest of the World.
What a year it has been.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of spirit flowing at The Lakes.
While no one could have predicted events of the past twelve months, one certainty is that we would not have achieved any of the things we have without your support.
Seeing The Lakes community continue to grow as we traversed the challenges of 2020 has been humbling and inspirational in equal measure.
While the compass points of our journey – faith, hope, luck and love – have also played their part, we are delighted to be celebrating our anniversary by looking forward with optimism and backwards with a sense of pride.
The second-annual Walpole Power List, naming 2020’s 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury, has been revealed to include our whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi as a ‘Gamechanger‘.
We are honoured to announce that The Lakes Distillery has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in 2020.
Creating a new whisky necessitates a framework being in place, but there has to be room within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct.
Today, we are proud to announce the latest in a series of award wins for The Lakes Single Malt Whisky.
Fuelled more by a desire to make sense of things than the need to follow a well-trodden path, our whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi began his career as far away from casks, flavour and creation as you can imagine.
Where, traditionally, we use American, French, and Spanish oak to create a timeless sherry-led whisky, with The One Sherry Cask Finished, it is the characters of Spanish wood which bring a new dimension to the flavour profile.
For The One Whisky Collection, it is the art of blending and the interaction between the spirit, air and oak which creates the layers of complexity, flavour and character.