Following the sale of all 5,992 individually numbered bottles of their first widely available single malt whisky in just five weeks, The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the second release in The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.
An artistic exploration of maturation and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a sherry-led house style for The Lakes Single Malt, the architecture of The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 has evolved in keeping with The Lakes’ increasing sherry-cask influence.
Without an age statement, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 is a new, intense and robust single malt, 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 finish.
Non-chill filtered for a richer mouthfeel and fuller flavour, each bottle uses only the natural colours derived from the oak casks.
We are delighted to have received such a positive reaction to The Lakes Single Malt. The response has been fantastic and although you can no longer buy direct from the distillery, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 will continue to be available in a variety of specialist whisky stores and retailers, whilst their stocks last.
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, each a different variation on a theme, brought together to create something new and unique.
– Dhavall Gandhi: The Lakes Distillery whiskymaker
Released on the 17th October, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 has a suggested retail price of £65 and can be bought from LakesDistillery.com where you can also discover more about The Lakes’ holistic approach to whisky-making.
The Lakes Distillery
Situated on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, in The English Lake District, the site attracts over 100,000 visitors a year.
The distillery has twice been named ‘one of eight distilleries to visit before you die’ by the World Whisky Day campaign. The visitor centre, bistro and tour holds Visit England’s Gold accolade and was voted the Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019 by Whisky magazine.
The portfolio of award-winning spirits includes single malt whisky, blended malt whisky, blended whisky, gin and vodka; and 2019 has been another successful year with The Lakes receiving eight prestigious World Liqueur Awards:
World’s Best Blended Malt Whisky, No Age Statement (Best in English Category) – Steel Bonnets
World’s Best Blended Limited Release Whisky, No Age Statement (Best in English Category) – The ONE, Sherry Expression
World’s Best Gin (Gold Award) – The Lakes Gin
World’s Best Gin Liqueur (Gold Award) – The Lakes Rhubarb & Rosehip Gin Liqueur
World’s Best Gin Liqueur (Silver Award) – The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur
World’s Best Vodka (World’s Best) – The Lakes Vodka
World’s Best Chocolate Liqueur (World’s Best) – The Lakes Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur
World’s Best Coffee Liqueur (Gold Award) – The Lakes Espresso Vodka Liqueur