Milky Way: A whisky

News  •  02.11.22

Milky Way: A whisky "light years" from our signature style

Playful and light-hearted in nature, The Whiskymaker’s Editions Milky Way is an experiment inspired by the characteristics of Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.

An idea that began in Japan with a project blenders were working on with Imperial Stout, Milky Way is a joint mission with our neighbour Cumbrian Ales that takes us on a round trip, “light years” from our sherry-led signature style.

With the sky as our limit, we explored symbiotic opportunities, first seasoning our ex-Bourbon barrel with locally brewed stout. Next, we finished our single malt in the cask, to add a fine layer of cask-derived flavours to the whisky.

Milky Way has been designed in collaboration with Lakeland neighbour Cumbrian Ales

With limited numbers available, this release is only available by attending one of a series of exclusive events – Milky Way: An Evening of Whisky – hosted at The Lakes Distillery.

Included in the event, alongside a bottle of The Whiskymaker’s Editions Milky Way and a sample of the whisky to enjoy, is a special tasting menu complemented by a specially paired drinks flight with some of our finest Editions.

Matured in in American Oak casks imbued with local stout, creamed coconut and vanilla mingle with floral hints and fresh custard.

All events will be hosted on a Friday night on the following dates:

  • 16th December 2022
  • 13th January 2023
  • 27th January 2023
  • 10th February 2023
  • 24th February 2023

Tasting notes: Local stout, creamed coconut and vanilla mingle with floral hints and fresh custard leading to a long and creamy finish with fragrant overtones.

Non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour, and 47% ABV, discover more about The Whiskymaker’s Editions Milky Way and its exclusive distillery launch here.