The first in a series of 5,922 individually numbered bottles, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 has matured principally in PX and red wine casks, comprising American, Spanish and French oak. The finest, meticulously sourced casks embody the whiskymaker’s flavour palette; the foundations of his masterpiece, the vehicle of his ambition.
Winner of a gold medal for the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, scoring 95 points out of 100.
"Creating a new whisky requires a framework of sorts, but there must beroom within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct."
DHAVALL GANDHI, THE LAKES WHISKYMAKER
Introducing The Whiskymaker's Reserve
In the perpetual whisky life-cycle of beginnings and blending, is it ever possible to perfectly fulfil ambition? The whiskymaker’s inner pursuit of perfection fuels an eternal drive to better himself. His holistic role, at the helm throughout the liquid’s journey through the distillery, unlocks infinite variables and never-ending flavour possibilities.
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is an artistic exploration of oak and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a house style. Creating 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 architecture of each release of Whiskymaker’s Reserve will evolve in keeping with both our increasing sherry cask influence and our sense of adventure.
|Aroma||Vanilla, raisins and gentle spice with hints of chocolate|
|On the palate||Wood spice, orange citrus and dry fruits|
|Finishing notes||Very long and warming with mouth-coating creaminess|
|ABV %||Cask Strength 60.6%|
|Colour||Natural in colour|
"Blown away by the quality of this whisky at such a young age and high strength. Outstanding stuff and can't wait for more to come."
"I would compare this favourably against any of the heavy sherry offerings from Scotland. If they can make a 4 year old or so whisky at 60.6% this friendly and drinkable, I can't wait to see what the future holds."
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