The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is the fifth in what has become an internationally award-winning series of single malt whiskies.
Matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is an elegant and Moorish evolution, possessing the same sherry-led, wood-forward characteristics as its predecessors.
Deliberated upon by an expert judging panel with a blind tasting, The World Whiskies Awards named its World’s Best winners across the breadth of categories within whisky, with The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.4 taking home the “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky”.
"With The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5, we wanted to create a whisky with a similar sherry-led profile to previous releases, but with certain characters restrained to achieve textural refinement."
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||Perfumed and fruity with polished oak, red apples, chocolate & hints of Devonshire cream|
|On the palate||Peanut and walnut baklava, baking spices, candied papaya and hints of coffee|
|Finishing notes||Vibrant and creamy with toasted brown sugar|
|Colour||Natural in colour|
"It's brilliantly balanced, and more spicy and aromatic than previous releases. The Lakes Distillery just keeps getting better and better - this is liquid proof!"
Master of Malt