Arriving from The Lakes Distillery, this is a blended malt whisky with an unusual zing to it. Part of The One Collection, this expression has spent its slumber in first-fill American oak casks. But that’s not all, these casks have been seasoned with aromatised wine – Vinho de Naranja (orange wine) from Huelva in Andalucia. Singular in name and nature, this blended whisky deviates from the traditional wine-aged casks whisky fans will be used to in a very interesting fashion. This whisky is presented at 46.6% abv, and is free from chill filtration and artificial colouring.
Expect a sweet dram, full with crowd-pleasing notes. Aromas of marmalade, cigar box, and sweet butterscotch arrive on the nose. The palate is one of pineapple, honey, tangy orange sweets, and an oily smokiness throughout. The finish continues this wisp of peat smoke, in a well-balanced finale.