A new whiskey created by a Cumbria-based distillery has its makers claiming it to be the first to be born from a blend of different whiskeys from around the British Isles.
Branded “The One”, the whiskey is to be produced from new £5m Lakes Distillery and will be the first whiskey the distillery has made.
The One has been launched nationally through Harvey Nichols, and bottles a combination of whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. It is available in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain and the UAE. The Lakes Distillery is looking to roll out the product to Spain and Poland in the coming months.
Founder and managing director Paul Currie told Off Licence News: “Harvey Nichols has become synonymous with British style and excellence, qualities which directly resonate with The One’s brand values. The One is very much an artisan blend – the team in Cumbria has enormous experience in making the very finest whiskies, and their expertise has put together this outstanding blend, which has a lightly peated character and is already making an impact on the growing premium whisky sector.”
Production of a Lakes Distillery whisky, gin and vodka are to start this summer and its bistro, tours and shop will open to the public by December.