The One NAS

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The One British
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2013 11:45 pm

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€ 41.98

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Whisky Reviews for The One NAS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.49 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Lakes The One British. Consumed Oct 2018. Pale golden orange. I found the aroma a touch nauseating, cheap spirit, bready booze, grains, oaky vanilla. Taste has some peat, spiritous and cheap-thin, boozy vanilla, immature tasting to start. Peat flavours build over time and it grew on me massively. I thought it might be one of the worst scoring whiskies I'd ever had - sub 60 - but the rising smoke just about pulled this back. 2.8/67

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The Lakes distillery building is an old dairy farm built in the 1850’s. Paul Currie came across it in 2014 and knew it was ‘the one’.


    Yet another One!! I remember trying a ‘One British’ back in 2016 and loving it [85 points], and the next year 76 points [WLP]. As the ‘British’ moniker would suggest, this is a blended whisky using malt & grain whiskies from England and Scotland.

    N,T&F: Coming across as 100% bourbon matured. I find this One young, neutral and a little sour. Water can make it vanish.
    C: Clean young column still vibes, on a par with well known contemporary branded blends.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    While I get the idea behind the name, I still find it a bit pretentious. Yet, I quite like what they've done actually. Proper balance, enough depth of flavour. Yeah, can't really fault it.
    • Nose
      Grass and straw, as well as malt and honey with a hint of oak shavings. Soft notes of banana custard and red apple peel. A whisper of wood smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Young with a mellow peat influence, accompanied by sweet breakfast cereals and a hint of banana and wood smoke. Hint of black pepper and blackcurrants. Decent enough.
    • Finish
      Lingering spiciness and smokiness.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: This is a re-review after trying ‘The one’ a couple of years ago, and finding it rather good. Super sweet, its toffee time - Inchgower-esque! Aside from the toffee, theres a touch of caramac, caramel,… lots of that stuff. It’s spirity - naturally, but also rather aromatic.
    T: Yep, Inchgower-esque. Well tamed youngen with more malty-toffee and a little wafer-chocolate biscuit
    F: Dry-ish, waxy and savoury=sour motes developing, The sour malt combines well with the toffee and caramel
    C: Really coming along nicely. Improvement on the last batch, far more consistency and clarity with a firm direction if they keep down the Inchgower route. Same score as last time, for different reasons.

    Scores a B- [85]

  5. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Heather & Honey
    The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria in the United Kingdom has only recently been founded and thus no single malt is available yet. To cover the costs during the period their first casks need to mature, they released a vodka, gin and whisky under the banner ‘The One’. The whisky is a blend.
    The nose starts off closed and needs quite some hand warmth to give up any of its aromas. Then I get sweet malt, vanilla, apples and a nice hint of peat. Reminds me even a bit of Caol Ila, which is always a good thing. Heather and honey. Frosties.
    Unfortunately it is very watery on the palate. Again it reminds me of a young Islay, although it is much sweeter than you would expect from such a whisky. Toffee and vanilla, white apples, breakfast cereals with sugar (okay, that is Frosties, right?) and a pinch of salt. A nice trace of smoke develops without dominating the palate.
    The finish is warm and peppery, but not very long.
    The nose did not amount to much, but I quite liked it on the palate. I am convinced it contains some young Islay. Nice blend, but you can get a nice single malt for this price as well. Around 40 EUR.

  7. Implar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color: Pale gold

    Nose: Starts of with a whiff of smoke, the some malt with lemon and green apples.

    Palate: Oh, verry fresh and clean! Fruity, some apples, lemon. Nuts as well. Tiny hints of vanilla and honey, and finally some peat.

    Finish: some peppers and caramel. The herbs that give it a fresh feeling, kind of reminds me of gin. Some almonds at the very end.

    This blend is surprisingly good. It's very accessible and quaffable, though complex enough for the more experienced drinker.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/lakes-distillery-the-one-blend

  8. erdost scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Aroma’s van rode appels, mout, room, vanille en karamel, met hints van turfrook en wat zeenevel.
    • Taste
      Lekkere voortzetting van de aroma's van de geur. Prettig en zoet in balans, hij heeft nu meer kruidigere tonen.
    • Finish
      In de afdronk tonen van fruit en vanille, waarbij ook aanhoudende licht rokerige houttonen.

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    'Great News'

    N: Young and yeasty with ripe bananas. Fresh cut green grass.

    T: Muddled, cloudy, honed, malty, nutty arrival, some well balanced wood bitters, cracked black pepper with yeasty malt developing, salivating in the mouth and tinned peaches in syrup.

    F: more pepper/chilli and a little caramel swamped by fresh herbals - wilted rocket, soil, mints, bitter lemon and a whiff of charred wood smoke. 

    C: Very good, very good indeed.  Let down by a simple nose and muddy arrival, the rest is great news for future bottlings.
    Scores a B-


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