Faith 70cl/56.5% Lakes Quatrefoil Collection
The Lakes Faith is composed of whiskies originally matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, which are then finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for greater depth of flavour. The Lakes is one of the most exciting new English whisky distilleries, and Faith should be an absolute cracker.
Quatrefoil Lakes Collection Faith. The exceptional natural beauty of the Lake District has always fascinated the most creative minds. We are inspired by the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we have meticulously restored a 160-year-old Victorian farmstead on the banks of the Derwent River.
Sculpted into the very bedrock of our distillery, the quatrefoil represents our core beliefs, which are at one with the soaring summits and expansive waters nearby. Faith, hope, luck and love are our compass points, traversing state-of-the-art technology, advanced scientific thinking and boundless creativity, leading us to new heights of exceptional flavour.
The Quatrefoil Collection provides a unique opportunity to experience individual flavours derived from specific oak species and sherry varieties. Each bottle within the Quatrefoil Collection highlights the individual flavours, which, when blended together reflects the house style of The Lakes Single Malt. The collection showcases our distinctive sherry-led maturation philosophy, demonstrating the wide flavour spectrum the use of American or Spanish oak can offer. Dhavall has meticulously selected the finest and rarest casks available to create this exclusive collection.
As with all single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery, we add no colourants so the collection truly reflects the natural colour variation that comes from the use of American and Spanish oak. The entire collection is bottled at 55% ABV or above and non-chill filtered to offer a richer mouthfeel and full depth of flavour.
It takes courage to even contemplate tackling Striding Edge—arguably the most precarious, exposed, and thrilling walk in the Lake District, if not the British Isles—and faith to conquer it. The Lakes Quatrefoil Collection Faith is a complex single malt whisky, matured initially in American and Spanish oak casks seasoned with Bourbon and Oloroso. This was followed by a second maturation in PX hogsheads made up of American and Spanish oak. The result is a whisky with comforting notes of vanilla, dried fruits, and hints of cinnamon.
The Lakes practises holistic whisky making, with the whiskymaker at the helm throughout the journey through the distillery and beyond. His single-minded focus at every stage provides continuity of character; their assurance that every flavour possibility is achieved.
That idea of distilling being distinct individual elements is not how a whiskymaker looks at the art. Rather, it is part of a continuum, a net of possibilities where everything is interlinked. Change one element, and the effect will change everything else. Only by understanding how flavors are created throughout the journey through the distillery will the whiskymaker fully comprehend the possibilities. That is why at The Lakes, unusually, their whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi, is actively involved at every stage. It is holistic whisky-making.
|Distillery||The Lakes Distillery|
|Series||The Quatrefoil Collection – Faith|
|Cask Types||American & Spanish Oak, PX|