The outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District has forever captivated the most artistic of minds. We take inspiration from the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site where we’ve meticulously restored a 160-year-old Victorian farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent.
Sculpted into the very bedrock of our distillery, the quatrefoil represents our core beliefs, which are at one with the soaring summits and expansive waters nearby. Faith, hope, luck and love are our compass points, traversing state-of-the-art technology, advanced scientific thinking and boundless creativity, leading us to new heights of exceptional flavour.
Dhavall has designed the collection to showcase our use of American, Spanish and French Oak and distinctive sherry-led maturation style, demonstrating the wide flavour spectrum the oak can offer. His meticulous selection of the finest casks available and masterful liquid combinations create and accentuate the flavours within this unique collection.
As with all single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery, we add no colourants so the natural colours derived from our oak casks can be showcased in every bottle.
The entire collection is bottled at 55% ABV or above and non-chill filtered to offer a richer mouthfeel and full depth of flavour.
It takes courage to even contemplate tackling Striding Edge - arguably the most precarious, exposed, thrilling walk in the Lake District, if not the British Isles - and faith to conquer it.
Faith is a complex single malt whisky, matured initially in American & Spanish oak casks. This was followed by a second maturation in PX hogsheads made up of American and Spanish oak.
The result is a whisky with comforting notes of vanilla, dried fruits and hints of cinnamon.
Sunrise at the summit of Scafell Pike; a new dawn, a panorama of possibility, of the farflung corners of this Sceptred Isle. An awakening of hope, the catalyst for ambition.
Hope is an intense single malt whisky matured exclusively in first-fill Spanish oak Oloroso and PX hogsheads.
The result is an incredibly fragrant whisky with distinctive spiciness and stone-fruit character.
The River Derwent conveys opportunity on its free-flowing currents, enlivening our spirit and bringing fortune to those bold enough to harness its natural power and lucky enough to drink its pure clarity.
EXPECTED FLAVOUR PROFILE:
Dried fruits, vanilla, wood spice.
Once described as a lonely territory of sombre beauty where nature has been left undisturbed, Skiddaw rises and falls abruptly with heartfelt passion, an infinite expression of love's intensity.
EXPECTED FLAVOUR PROFILE:
Vanilla cream, dried fruits.
The first releases, FAITH and HOPE, are now available. The following creations of LUCK and LOVE will be released in 2020 and 2021 and sent directly to you to complete your collection. Buy now upfront or spread the cost through online direct debit.