Steel Bonnets, The Lakes Distillery’s blend of English and Scotch malt whisky, has recently been awarded a Gold Medal in the World Whisky Ultra-Premium category (whiskies priced over £51) by the prestigious Spirits Business Awards. More info. here.
The Lakes Distillery kindly sent me a sample to try (thanks very much!) so I thought I’d put my taste-buds to the grindstone and get down to the task of sampling whisky!
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Steel Bonnets (46.6%)
Nose: Crunchy red apples, vanilla and smooth caramel fudge abound. There’s also some oak wood and a little citrusy lemon.
Palate: Vanilla, caramel and crisp apples.
Finish: Quite long finish with some nice peppery spice countered with sweet vanilla. End notes of tobacco dryness and also (surprisingly!) a little salt.
Overall: Much more than just a simple, one-dimensional blend. Steel Bonnets is a smooth, sweet sensation with some added spice kick at the end.
Steel Bonnets retails for around £64.95
Lakes Distillery is available to buy from these Whisky Merchants:-