The One Whisky from the Lakes Distillery


English whisky. It’s a combination of words that raises an eyebrow where I live (Scotland).

The Lakes Distillery have been working on their The One blended whisky since they opened in December 2014. Their website describes the whisky as being made from ‘exceptional whiskies from around the British Isles’. Not just Scotland then, which is interesting.

The distillery was founded by Paul Currie, who’s dad, Harold, founded Arran Single Malt Distillery. There is whisky in those veins then. In addition to that, production is overseen by one of Scotland’s foremost whisky experts, Alan Rutherford (former production director at Diageo and council member of the Scotch Whisky Association).

So, until their own single malt is ready to bottle in early 2018, they are putting their efforts into establishing themselves as whisky contenders with The One.

The One

When The Lakes Distillery first suggested running a competition to give away a 5cl bottle, I wasn’t bowled over with such a small prize. Then I saw the pack and changed my mind. The three miniatures looked great together and I was certainly looking forward to getting my hands on them. I was curious as to what an English distillery would produce.

The One

The whisky is not a bland mix at all. It may be their first whisky, but they’ve not been shy about it. There’s a dose of peat but nothing that would put anyone off if smoky whisky wasn’t their thing. In that sense, they’ve created something with a really good balance, which is, after all, what a blended whisky is meant to do.

The One

It’s toffee and earthy on the nose, slightly smokey and honey on the palette and a slight spice on the aftertaste.

There aren’t many blended whiskies that lead so boldly with a smoky taste. The Lakes Distillery have said that this is the same ballpark as they are aiming for with their malt, which will be interesting journey.

The One

At just under Β£30 a bottle, it is a fair bit more expensive than it’s peers. It is offering something different to the crowd, though, so if mildly peaty and golden is your thing, then it may be something worth checking out.

145 Comments

  1. Jules page
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Would love to win these thank you.

  2. Margaret Clarkson
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, quite a few years ago

  3. Karen Richards
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited but would like to.

  4. Amy Fidler
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never,but it looks great x

  5. Charlie Brunton
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    I’ve never been to the Lake District, but I would absolutely love to! It looks a beautiful place!

  6. iain maciver
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited but would like to

  7. Tracy Nixon
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited but I would like to!

  8. Kim Styles
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    nearly every year when I was a child -we climbed every mountain!

  9. Chris Andrews
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Have you ever visited The Lake District? . . . . . yes, many times l love it there

  10. Michaela Smith
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    No…but I would love to as it looks so beautiful and I’m a big fan of Beatrix Potter ^^ πŸ™‚

  11. Samantha King
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    The whisky sounds wonderful! My Dad would love it πŸ™‚

  12. Annabel Greaves
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    A few years ago with my husband but not since we have had kids xx

  13. Joanne Beale
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes have stayed in the Lake District a few times and stayed at Hillthwaite Hotel, Windermere

  14. Elizabeth Smith
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Not visited since a geography field trip a scarily number of years ago.

  15. pete c
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    have visited Ullswater and stayed there on a 2/3 occasions

  16. Rebecca Cusick
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    I’ve been on a residential week away at the lake district before, absolutely loved it!

  17. xlaurax
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Would Love to win this, never been to lake district. Absolutely love whiskey

  18. Margaret Gallagher
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Maby times as its not too far away

  19. Dawn Brodribb
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    No, but I would love to go!

  20. Rachel Craig
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, some years ago. Lake Windemere, it was beautiful. Great weather at the time.

  21. Debbie Smith
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    no i haven’t but would love to go in the future xxx

  22. Sara Goodman
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes and it is stunning!!! It rained (I believe it often does) but it didn’t matter, the scenery is so beautiful, it made no difference whatsoever!!

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway from the very beautiful Lake District πŸ™‚

  23. Andrea Fletcher
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, several times.

  24. Susan Smith
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited the Lake District, but we have recently talked about going

  25. 7 February 2017
    Reply

    No but I would like to.

  26. Phil O'Neill
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    No never visited but will one day really like the look of it there.

  27. Gemma Massey
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes I have I went for my grandads 80th in a lodge and it was lovely. I love walking around the lakes and the beautiful views

  28. Stevie
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    I’ve not been to the lakes but I’d love to go for a long weekend.

  29. Katie
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Nope not visited, would like to though

  30. Graham Ross
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited but would like to.

  31. Lyla
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    No I’ve never been before

  32. Anthony Harrington
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    yes, as a young child

  33. Hannah Lord
    7 February 2017
    Reply

    I have bever been but would certainly love too it looks beautiful

  34. Deborah Clarke
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Lots of times many years ago. The scenery os stunning. Would love to go again. Fab giveaway. Fingers crossed x

  35. Elizabeth Hinds
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes many times – my mum lives there πŸ™‚ It’s one of my favourite places in the world – so beautiful and peaceful!

  36. Allan Wilson
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes as we live only an hour away.

  37. Becky Yeomans
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    No but would love to!

  38. Laura Jeffs
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    No, I haven’t visited the Lake District yet, but hopefully this year I’ll be able to πŸ˜‰

  39. Steph Clark
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    I would love to win these please!

  40. William G
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    We have been before but the air didn’t suit my wife’s asthma for some reason. I think it was an abundance of trees where we were that caused it. Very beautiful though!

  41. michelle o'neill
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    yes, but it was a long time ago! when i was a kid x

  42. Christine Shelley
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes many times. mostly day trips as my mum had a caravan in Cumbria

  43. Rich Alesbury
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Looks well worth a try

  44. Helen Moulden
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes I have – we like going on walking holidays there!

  45. Louise Smith
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, we love going for day trips with our daughter, so much to see and do

  46. Fiona King
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Not yet but would like to

  47. Cherry Edwards
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    I was told by my mum that I had visited as a child but I have no memory of it, so itback on my list of places to visit as soon as.

  48. Louise Comb
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    I haven’t made it to the Lake District yet, but it’s on my bucket list πŸ™‚

  49. Marc H
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Nope, never been.

  50. John J
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, but many years ago

  51. Margaret Abram
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    No, but will be in the area in June.

  52. Lisa Parker
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, we stayed in Lake Windermere years ago and loved it x

  53. Richard Tyler
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    No, never, would love to though

  54. Sheena Batey
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes many times it’s one of my favourite areas of Britain

  55. ADEINNE TONNER
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    I personally haven’t visited the Lake District but it’s on my list of places to visit as it looks so lovely.

  56. maria blythin
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    i havent yet but i have always wanted to go x

  57. Jayne Townson
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes I’ve been camping in the Lake District many times, it’s a lovely place to visit.

  58. Mel Turner
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    Not yet but I will

  59. Solange
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    No, I’ve never visited The Lake District but would like to.

  60. Sarah Mackay
    8 February 2017
    Reply

    I have visited the lake distrect many times

  61. Lorna Ledger
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    I have and it’s stunning, I would really love to go again

  62. Ruth Harwood
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    yes, I live an hours drive from windermere xx

  63. Iris Tilley
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    39B Stratford Roadour favorite place is The Lake District and go there often

  64. MANDY DOHERTY
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    I have visited a couple of times

  65. Dee Gillespie
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    I have visited the Lake District many years ago with my mum. It was gorgeous with lovely individual shops, tasty places to eat and the scenery was absolutely stunning xx

  66. mari sutherland
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    Only driven through never stopped!

  67. Marina Wilson
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    Visited many times and my relatives all live near Ireleth. Live it when I go and visit. Not as often as I should

  68. nolene oneill
    9 February 2017
    Reply

    Never, sad i know but it;s on the bucketlist

  69. emma walters
    10 February 2017
    Reply

    not yet, but definitely plan to at some point

  70. Katie head
    10 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes a couple of times

  71. Conner j h
    12 February 2017
    Reply

    No I havnt

  72. Stacey Carnell
    12 February 2017
    Reply

    No but we have plans to do so one day πŸ™‚

  73. Simon Tinsley
    14 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, stayed in Braithwaite and visited the distillery.

  74. Tracy Hanley
    15 February 2017
    Reply

    Not yet be we are hoping to go this year with the grandkids

  75. Gillian Brewster
    16 February 2017
    Reply

    Used to go to the Lakes as a child every year for a short break. Absolutely loved the outdoor life, boats on Windermere, walking in the countryside just totally idyllic. Now its normally just day trips as love closer.

  76. Jo Carroll
    16 February 2017
    Reply

    I’ve been camping with friends in the Lake District…so many gorgeous sites to visit, I really need to go back again and again.

  77. kate kathurima
    17 February 2017
    Reply

    yes we have friends that live there is lovely and peaceful

  78. Jacob Barnard
    18 February 2017
    Reply

    No I haven’t visited The Lake District.

  79. Mike Gerrie
    18 February 2017
    Reply

    We holidayed there many years ago and were actually looking at going back this year with our Daughter but something came up and we can’t make it now, maybe next year

  80. Lynsey Buchanan
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    I have never visited The Lake District but I will do one day

  81. Caroline Aylward
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    Fab prize would love to try it

  82. Kirsti Peters
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes I have but only as a child and I really need to go back as an adult x

  83. Peter Watson
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    We went to the Lake District about 10 years ago and it did not stop raining.

  84. Sarahann Tonner
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    I never have but I’d love to visit.

  85. Mrs Rachel Heap
    19 February 2017
    Reply

    Never visited but i am hoping to this year

  86. Richard R
    20 February 2017
    Reply

    I visited the Lake District when I was a teenager, time for another visit methinks.

  87. Michelle Carlin
    21 February 2017
    Reply

    I holidayed in the Lake District about three years ago, I’d love to go back.

  88. JULIE WARD
    21 February 2017
    Reply

    I worked in a hotel in Grasmere years and years and years ago. Would like to see if its still up and running

  89. Tina Glover
    22 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes i have visited the Lake District lots of times. We are only an hour away. We visited Windermere for the day last month and spent a weekend with family near Ullswater. Love the Lakes!

  90. carole n
    22 February 2017
    Reply

    Have driven through – very beautiful

  91. Michelle Wild
    23 February 2017
    Reply

    Once, went camping but forgot the tent and had to come home midst tent poles. I lost a red tap shoe in the process.

  92. Sheila Sloan
    25 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, many times.

  93. T Brailey
    25 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes – my sister lives very near. I have only visited twice but it was beautiful.

  94. Claire Holtey
    25 February 2017
    Reply

    Until we moved to Scotland we visited the Lakes as often as we could, but decided it was too crowded to live there

  95. Nikki Hayes
    25 February 2017
    Reply

    Many years ago when I was a teenager :o)

  96. joanne casey
    26 February 2017
    Reply

    We’ve only visited the Lakes once…I’d love to go again

  97. sharon stanley
    26 February 2017
    Reply

    We have quite a few times. It’s lovely to let the kids run around in acres of land without danger bar the odd graze. I hope to take them again this year.

  98. Anthea Holloway
    26 February 2017
    Reply

    I went to Kirkby Lonsdale as a teenager and visited the Lake District from there. I love it.

  99. Jodie Hutchinson
    26 February 2017
    Reply

    I have never visited but would love to!

  100. alice lightning
    26 February 2017
    Reply

    no but it always look beautiful ,one day I would love to visit

  101. Lisa Houston
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    yes but it was many years ago

  102. Craig Havery
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    several times very peaceful place to chill out

  103. kelly wheelhouse
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    no I haven’t, but it’s always been on my list of places to go

  104. Caroline J Robinson
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    No…..but it’s always been one of those “You really must go you would love it” type of getaways my friends and family tell me I am really missing out.

  105. sheri darby
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes – a long time ago, we need to visit again

  106. Michelle Jenkins
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes I regularly visit the Lakes.

  107. Allan Fullarton
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, Keswick is beautiful.

  108. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    No but would love to

  109. Patricia Dewey
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    My brother and sister in law live in Kendal so we go at least once a year. It is a lovely county

  110. Judith Allen
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    I remember a great sailing holiday on Ullswater, but that was a while ago now.

  111. DENISE WILDEN
    27 February 2017
    Reply

    No I never have but now that we have retired it is on our holiday list and looking forward to visting

  112. kelly morgan
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    I have never visited

  113. A.E. ADKINS
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Visited once but always intended returning

  114. 28 February 2017
    Reply

    great sailing holiday on Ullswater
    GREAT WHISKY!

  115. Victoria Prince
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No I haven’t, but it is somewhere I would love to go

  116. Tee simpsont
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    I have never visited but it looks lovely

  117. judy parslow
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    no i have never visited

  118. 28 February 2017
    Reply

    Once when I was younger went to my uncles wedding there.

  119. Susan Williams
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No – but it’s definitely on my bucket list. It looks so beautiful.

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  121. Kim Neville
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Have been there a few times a while back now

  122. Terrie-Ann Wright
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes we visited in 2013, my husband was on a course but had the weekend off. unfortunately he had to spend a massive amount of the time doing work for the course so we didn’t really get to explore.

  123. carol Boffey
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    never been but would love to go

  124. Diana
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Never, but would love to πŸ™‚

  125. Christine Hobbs
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    visited the lake district when I competed in the Great North run back in 1985!!

  126. Sandra Jo Siddall
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No but we are hoping to go there in the summer holidays!

  127. Sarah Parker
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, it is lovely πŸ™‚

  128. Jacob Barnard
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No, I’ve never visited.

  129. Karen Laing
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    I’ve never been but my son’s a fine dining chef and he’s worked there previously and has said how lovely it is,I really would like to go sometime for a long weekend x

  130. Naomi williams
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Sadly never been.would love to go tho

  131. Susan B
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No I haven’t visited but it is on my wish list.

  132. paula cheadle
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    went a very long time ago

  133. Natalie Crossan
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    no i haven’t x

  134. Beryl drake
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes we stayed in Arnside and explored the South Lakes last year

  135. Emma Price
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    I haven’t, but it’s on our list of places to go this year πŸ™‚

  136. 28 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes and it was one of our best ever holidays at Coniston Water

  137. Gerri Tennant
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Visited last year and was amazed how many visitors there were.

  138. Miss Tracy Hanson
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Only to the South Lakes Animal Park, which we loved. Got to see some wolves in the flesh. Great day.

  139. Petra Beck
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    Yes, twice, but I’d love to go again!

  140. sandy
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    once or twice yes. definitely time we went back, and a distillery visit might be enough to persuade hubby to venture beyond Scotland!

  141. Stephen Jenkins
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    did a cycle tour in my teens.

  142. 28 February 2017
    Reply

    I visited as a child but not recently

  143. Tammy Neal
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    No I haven’t but would love too x

  144. Georgie Wright
    28 February 2017
    Reply

    I haven’t visited the Lake District but I would like to!

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