In a creative shake-up to its whisky-making team, The Lakes Distillery has appointed Sarah Burgess to be its new Whiskymaker. Sarah Burgess - The Lakes’ New Whiskymaker Former Lead Whiskymaker at The Macallan, Sarah’s time at Edrington focused on whisky range creation, innovation, and quality control for one of the world’s most revered single malts. … Continue reading Press Release: New Whiskymaker Appointed At The Lakes Distillery
2022 has been a notable year for exploring new whiskies and distilleries. Whilst being able to actually go out and taste new whiskies now that the world has opened up a bit more, I have also been lucky enough to swap whiskies, attend a plethora of tweet tastings, and have signed up to the OurWhisky … Continue reading 2022 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
The Lake District is the source of inspiration for many things. The rolling hills, lakes, and local produce all combine to make for a very British and classic getaway, and the protection of the land - due in part to Beatrix Potter’s involvement - has maintained that splendour for years. The Lakes Distillery have partnered … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Whiskymaker’s Editions: Reflections
Back in 2019 the team at Spirit of Yorkshire distillery did something that no one had ever officially) done before: they released a Yorkshire single malt whisky. Following the very successful First and Second Releases their first mainstay recipe and core release was called “Flagship” (sipped and savoured with notes here). Since then, the team … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Filey Bay – Double Oak #1
The Spirit of Yorkshire team are no strangers to being innovators. From releasing the first single malt whisky to be made in Yorkshire in 2019 - under the name Filey Bay - the team have developed a broad range of finishes and experiments to see where their spirit can be taken. One such experiment has … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Filey Bay – IPA Finish
Located in Amber Valley in the Peak District, England, the folk at White Peak Distillery have broken the mould by being the first (legal) makers of whisky in Derbyshire. The distillery is the ultimate passion project of husband and wife Max and Claire Vaughan, who have established their distillery within an old Wire Works factory … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wire Works – Small Batch