UK-based Lakes Distillery has announced the launch of its blended whisky variant, ‘The One Signature Blend’.

With 46.6% alcohol by volume (ABV), the expression offers hints of stone fruit, treacle, light spice and honey-roasted nuts.

The company said that its expression is a singular blend, which has been produced using a non-chill filtered process to create a richer mouth-feel and flavour, deriving natural colours from the oak casks.

The Lakes Distillery master distiller Dhavall Gandhi said: “Singular by name and nature, each new expression in The One collection showcases the different flavours derived from our oak casks.

“At The Lakes, we use bespoke oak casks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry, as well as the sweeter styles of PX and Cream and the drier Fino. Others once held tawny and ruby port, and orange and red wine, creating yet more flavour options.

“By knowing each cask intimately and how the flavours are evolving, we are creating a collection of finely blended whiskies which bring to light the impact of oak on whisky flavour.”

With The Lakes Single Malt at its heart, combined with select Scotch grain and malt whiskies from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay, the company said that its product is complex and balanced.

In June, Lakes Distillery secured an investment from a group led by Gresham House Asset Management.

The funding came at a time when the company planned the launch ‘The Lakes Single Malt Whisky – The Whiskymaker’s Reserve’ in September.

The funding was received through secured convertible loan note, which provides an 8% cash yield and a fixed return through payment.