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The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 is the latest in an award-winning series of single malt whiskies from the Lakes Distillery.
Matured in the finest Oloroso, PX and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, the whisky possesses the same sherry-led, wood-forward characteristics as its predecessors.
The Lakes has dram inspiration from Cognac’s cellarmasters. Rather than sealing oak and waiting for the result, they take an active involvement in the development of each cask.
By frequently effecting change throughout the whisky’s maturation, whether by moving a cask’s location, or transferring the spirit between casks, The Lakes seek to create an array of intriguing flavours from which they can blend the final whisky.
The Lakes’ whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi, said: “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 a textural refinement.
“This is a whisky with seductively aromatic notes of dark chocolate and dried fruits, and a smooth finish with intricate layers of wood spice.”
Non-chill-filtered, bottled at the natural colour and 52% ABV, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 is available from https://www.lakesdistillery.com/ and specialist retailers throughout the UK with a recommended retail price of £70.