The lakes, “The One” Moscatel Wine Cask Finish, 46.6% ABV.

LAKES MOSCATEL

An uplifting and fragrant whisky, The One Moscatel has been finished in hand-selected Moscatel wine casks from southern Spain. It complements a series of cask finished whiskies which demonstrate the influence oak and cask seasoning has on the flavour elevation of a singular blended whisky. Similar in style to PX, albeit less sweet, the Moscatel wine is made with grapes from the small town of Chipiona, in the Cádiz province of Andalucía. Benefiting from the Soleo process – sun-drying the grapes before pressing them – the resulting reduction in water and relative change in sugar level alters the viscosity, flavour and aroma of the juice, giving rise to fresh and floral characters in the cask. 

The Lakes Distillery

Appearance – This whisky is between light and mid gold in colour, it’s very viscous on the glass with thick legs.

Nose – Definitely red fruits here, gentle wood shavings, there’s some perfume here too for me, I’m going sweet cherries, cranberries and raspberries, along with some dustiness. Going back to the nose I’m definitely picking up some menthol, the glass isn’t dry yet but the nose is developing.

Palate – Didn’t expect that from the nose, it’s quite spicy, the red fruits are still there, plus some darker fruits, with some ginger, dark chocolate, cherries, and black pepper, but it doesn’t become hot, it’s nice and warming tbh. I’m getting your Orange now too, I’d also say tea notes also, and I forgot to mention the mouthfeel, it is oily, very nice.

Finish – The finish is Medium, and changing from spicy to lovely sweet fruits, sweet lemon and pineapple.

My Thoughts – I have bottles of The Orange wine and Port cask finishes from “The One” series, and this bottling sits perfectly with them, it has plenty of flavours and develops rather well too, it’s a thumbs up from me to be honest.

Would i buy a bottle? – I certainly would, i had quite high expectations for this whisky to be honest, and it is as good as i’d hoped.

For transparency – This sample was kindly sent to me by the distillery, this fact has had no impact on my review.

Thanks to – The Lakes Distillery.

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