Distinguishing the difference

Discover more about the character and intricacies of The Whiskymaker's Reserve and The Whiskymaker's Editions.

At The Lakes, we aim to make our whisky reflect and influence people’s emotions.

With flavours created at the intersection of science, art, and nature, our creative approach to whisky making is epitomised in The Lakes Single Malt. Since releasing our first single malt in September 2019, we have showcased our expressions through The Whiskymaker's Reserve and The Whiskymaker's Editions.

Whilst both have been equally intrinsic on our whisky adventure so far, each series possesses its own DNA deserving of distinct clarification. Discover more about the character and intricacies of these two single malt collections.

A journey through the whisky studio

Pushing boundaries in pursuit of flavour creation, our whisky-making begins and ends in our state-of-the-art Whisky Studio.  

With an artistic ethos, it is here that we design the flavour and character of future releases. It is also where our whisky-making team begin a meticulous journey that embraces every intricate detail of the whiskymaking process; to ensure we create, nurture, and develop the flavours we need to blend the final whisky.

From defining the style to constructing the ideal character of the new make spirit, and directing the art of élevage throughout our whisky’s maturation, everything is precisely engineered to make the most flavoursome whisky possible.  

The Whiskymaker's Reserve

Defining a signature style

Defining a new whisky requires a framework of sorts, but there has to be room within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct.

As our first widely-available single malt whisky, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is an artistic exploration of maturation and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a signature style for The Lakes Single Malt. 

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

The Whiskymaker's Editions

Intentional, exceptional diversions

Designed for the curious, The Whiskymaker's Editions are single malt whiskies made for people who like to explore new flavours, rather than enjoy a similar style of whisky time and again. 

Fun, intriguing, creative, and playful, each Edition is an intentional diversion from our signature style. Pushing boundaries through the art of blending and the use of oak, it is here that we not only look at what whisky is, but what it can become. 

Open to a world of new inspiration, with an unrelenting focus on creating and enhancing flavour at every opportunity, our Editions express emotions, ideas, and feelings through the language of whisky, in a way.  

Whether diving deep into the impact of different oak, or creating intense characters, delicate nuances, or complex, rich and classic flavours, every unique bottling seeks to surprise and delight with new experiences to savour. 

An expression of creative freedom, the Editions are the product of a playground where instinct, experience and inspiration roam free, coming together to realise one intrinsic objective; the creation of outstanding flavours.