The Lakes Distillery: Whiskymaker's Editions Iris

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Key Facts About This Lakes Distillery Single Malt

Distillery: The Lakes

Range: Whiskymaker's Editions

Region: English 

Spirit Type: Single malt

Cask Type: Sherry

Alcohol by Volume: 56% 

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 700ml

Iris Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

Iris reveals the world in a different light, where everything is turned up to the max. Intensely fruity and floral, bursting with crisp red apple and juicy pear with a fragrant honeysuckle counter melody. 

Iris reveals the world in a different light – a prismatic play of colours, aromas and flavours, where everything is turned up to the max and the everyday is suddenly transformed in a vivid multi-sensory explosion of fun.

Iris is intensely fruity and floral, a veritable flavour spectrum bursting with freshly-harvested crisp red apple and juicy pear punctuated with a fragrant honeysuckle counter melody. 

Ed's review

Colour: Natural colour, bright gold to soft copper. Oily with parallel legs running down the side of the glass.

Nose: Red currants, black currents, and raspberries drizzled with golden syrup. Soft brown sugar laced with cinnamon. Polished oak.

Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. Rich sherried fruits, full of berries and plums. Red apples and ripe pears bring orchard fruits. Exotic spice and toasted almonds. 

Finish: Medium to long. Rich dark fruit fades into a little warming spice that invites another sip.

Overall: Another wonderful release from one of my favourite distilleries.

About This Whiskymaker's Edition

The Whiskymaker’s Editions is a series of one-off whiskies. They showcase the sense of adventure of Lakes Distillery's whiskymaker. The Whiskymaker's Editions range is one of The Lakes Distillery's core collections.

Each Edition is an exceptional diversion from The Lakes sherry-led house style. It is an expression of creative freedom. The product of a playground where instinct, experience and inspiration roam free.

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