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The Lakes Distillery: Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 Single Malt


Sale price$76.00 Regular price$82.00
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Key Facts About This Single Malt

Distillery: The Lakes

Whisky Maker: Dhavall Gandhi

Range: Whiskymaker's Reserve

Region: English

Cask Type: Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, Spanish and American oak

Alcohol by Volume: 52%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 700ml

Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

Nose: Perfumed and fruity. Polished oak, red apples, chocolate, and hints of Devonshire cream.

Palate: Pecan and walnut baklava, baking spices, candied papaya, and hints of coffee

Finish: Vibrant and creamy with toasted brown sugar.

Ed's tasting notes

Colour: Natural colour, deep amber. Oily in the glass, tears develop slowly before sinking down.

Nose: Macerated red berries and stewed apples. Toffee sweetness. Rosewater. Mahogany and spices.

Palate: Full mouthfeel, thick and viscous. Lots of rich red fruits and blackberry jam. Caramelised apple flan and nut brittle. Cinnamon, pepper and star anise.

Finish: Berries and fruit fade into a bright, warming finish of wood spice.

About This Lakes Distillery release

Designing a new whisky requires a framework of sorts. But, there has to be room within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct. The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is an artistic exploration of maturation and blending. It evolves flavours and defines a sherry-led signature style for The Lakes Distillery.

Showcasing a sherry-led, wood-forward, and flavour-packed style, each release of The Whiskymaker’s Reserve has the same DNA. Varying in character, they continue to evolve in keeping with The Lakes sherry cask influence and sense of adventure.

With The Whiskymaker’s Reserve 5, whiskymaker Dhavall wanted to create a whisky that has the same complex sherry-led style as previous releases, but is more refined and elegant. Bold, not brash. Complex, but not confusing. This is a rounded whisky that is smooth around the edges and mature in its make-up.

At 52% ABV, following on from four sold-out, award-winning, releases, it is a sophisticated evolution. This release was matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak.

Please note: This bottle does not have a box, and is discounted accordingly.