Just before lockdown we squeezed in one last trip to the stunning Lakes Distillery – although we didn’t know it was going to be the last. Luckily we captured our wonderful time through the magic of video, so you can enjoy it too!
From the glorious landscapes to the wonders of the whisky studio, Lakes whisky maker Dhavall Gandhi showed us all the sites when we made our way up to Cumbria to take a nose around the distillery. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about sherry casks or the burgeoning English whisky category, or both at the same time, then you’re in the right place.
If you like words as well as videos, then you can check out our blog on what we learned at the distillery here!
First up, we chat with Gandhi about how he ended up in the whisky business, having started in the finance industry!
In Part 2 of our interview with Gandhi, we learn more about his unique holistic whisky making process and get an insight into a day in the life of The Lakes whisky maker.
Time for a sneak peek into each of the production processes at The Lakes, including a special insight into the importance of fermentation, with Gandhi as our guide.
Let’s talk all things cask maturation! It’s time to learn about the brilliance of sherry casks and different types of oak.
Blending is a huge part of Gandhi’s process, and here in his shiny whisky studio he explains about how blending whisky is a lot like art.
Tasting time! First up is Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.3, tasted by the whisky maker himself.
Gandhi tastes us through The ONE Signature Blend, taking us through how the Lakes own single malt works alongside Scotch grain and malt whiskies.
Time for some juniper, as Gandhi tastes and talks us through why The Lakes Classic Gin is indeed a classic.
Last, but certainly not least, The Lakes Pink Grapefruit Gin tasted by Gandhi, including his perfect serve.