The Lakes Whisky secures four gold medals at the ISC 2024

News  •  29.05.24

The Lakes Whisky secures four gold medals at the ISC 2024

The Whiskymaker’s Editions Galáxia, Isadora, and Decadence alongside The One Fine Blended Whisky have been awarded Gold at the 2024 International Spirits Challenge (ISC). Now in its 29th year, the International Spirits Challenge is renowned for its rigorous and independent judging process. Each spirit undergoes a meticulous blind assessment by an experienced panel of specialist judges, who score it based on its aroma, appearance, taste, and finish.

With thousands of entries from over 70 countries worldwide, the ISC stands as a truly global competition. We are delighted to see that four of our whiskies have been recognised as gold-standard spirits in a global competition that sets an international standard for quality and excellence.

On receiving the awards, Sarah Burgess said: 

"The reason anyone makes whisky is for people to enjoy. As a whiskymaker you always look forward to seeing how your whisky will be perceived. So, it's great to see that The Lakes has been so well received by the judges."


The Whiskymaker's Editions Decadence

An enchanting fusion of fruit and chocolatey notes, The Whiskymaker's Editions Decadence affords an indulgent twist to a comforting flavour combination. Rich with opulent butterscotch, figs, dates, and a burst of orange zest, Decadence offers a versatile balance of sweetness and warm wood spice. 


The Whiskymaker's Editions Isadora


At first taste, The Whiskymaker's Editions Isadora is a graceful waltz through buttery lemon tart, sumptuous caramel, dates, and dried tropical fruits. Just when you think you have unravelled its secrets, Isadora takes an indulgent twist, with warming ginger spice cavorting across the palate and leading you toward irresistible baked apples and golden treacle sponge. 


The Whiskymaker's Editions Galáxia

The leading luminary of The Whiskymaker's Editions, Galáxia unites the prized characters of the entire Whiskymaker's Editions series in a grand celebration of all that has come before. Rich, indulgent, and seductively perfumed, ginger and cocoa succumb to creamy wood spice and candied pecans. Balanced by a drop of Manuka Honey, Galáxia's finish is long and bold adored with dark fruit and decadent chocolate.


The One Fine Blended Whisky:

Complex yet balanced with fresh orchard fruits, butterscotch and a hint of smoke on the nose, The One is deliciously well rounded on the palate with vanilla custard, lightly honeyed fruits and a touch of spice.  

A full breakdown of the medal winners for 2024 can be found here. 

The Whiskymaker's Editions Galáxia and The One Fine Blend are available at, in store, and from specialist retailers.