Here’s a first! A blend of Scottish and English malt whiskies!
The Lakes Distillery have released this bottling in honour of the “Steel Bonnets”, the much-feared border reivers who raided settlements around the Scottish borders between the 13th and 17th centuries.
They did not see themselves as English or Scottish and developed a certain independence of spirit whose people were loyal to kin, not kingdom.
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Sounds intriguing! Let’s get it in the glass…
Nose: Golden syrup, sourdough, roasted sweetcorn. Slightly coastal with sea shells and salt.
Palate: Salty toffee, vanilla cream, and barley sugar. Some bakings spices mingling with a soft note of wood smoke.
Finish: Cloves and oaky pepper.
A well-rounded blend that balances sweetness with smoky spices. This is very pleasant stuff to be enjoyed in the safety of your keep beyond the reach of any passing marauders.
There’s a load more information and bottles available for £65 here on the Lakes Distillery site.