This single malt whisky is intended to be a work of art. A humble attempt to understand the true nature of the distillery and in the process, discover its very essence. Genesis is about looking at our origins and charting the course for the future. It is about exploring the possibilities. It is about taking pride in our past and being confident about our future. Genesis is a glimpse of what the Lakes Distillery has to offer. It is about stepping into the unknown, because the greatest journeys don’t need a map, especially those taken by the greatest of artists.
Genesis is a work of alchemy – a relentless search to uncover the essence of the distillery and to nurture its true potential. 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. In order for you to experience the full spectrum of flavours, I have decided to bottle this at Cask Strength and Natural Colour. Give it your attention, and it will reveal its true depth. It is a whisky to savour, and to contemplate.
We successfully auctioned off the first 99 bottles of our inaugural single malt whisky The Lakes Genesis through www.whiskyauctioner.com which completed on 10th July 2018. Bottle number one broke the world record for the most expensive whisky from a new distillery, and the most expensive bottle of English whisky sold at auction. The rest of the bottles were successfully sold at a landmark average price of £900 per bottle.