The second single malt whisky in The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series; No.2 is an intense and robust single malt whisky, bottled at cask strength - 60.9% ABV - and matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX, red wine and bourbon casks. With only 4,788 bottles available in the UK, the nose is rich and complex with dry fruits and treacle, creamy layers of wood spice, comforting vanilla on the palate, and a long and luxurious.
After 12 days of intense blind tastings by a panel of more than 50 respected industry professionals, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 received a prestigious Gold Medal at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge (ISC), alongside a Gold Medal at the 2020 World Whisky Awards.
“At The Lakes, we understand how flavours are created throughout the entire whisky-making process. The result is a rich and varied artist’s palate, and The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is a series of artistic interpretations.“
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||Sultanas, treacle, sun-dried figs and gentle spices|
|On the palate||Warming spices, vanilla and dry fruits|
|Finishing notes||Long and warming with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel|
|ABV %||Cask Strength 60.9%|
|Colour||Natural in colour|
"Rammed full of sunshine-laden fruits. This is a beautifully balanced whisky, I'm excited to see what this distillery does next."