Sampling The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.3 single malt whisky!
Released mid-June, the third expression in The Lakes Distillery’s Whiskymaker’s Reserve series has been unveiled as a new and aromatic single malt whisky, matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX, Oloroso, Cream Sherry, and red wine casks.
Appealing to those who appreciate the complexity of a multi-layered approach to flavour creation, it is an artistic exploration of whisky maturation and blending; an evolution in the journey to define a sherry-led house style for The Lakes Single Malt.
Subtly distinct and unique, it follows two sold-out releases, the first a vibrant, robust and cask strength introduction to The Lakes Single Malt, with number two offering a much more elegant and refined character.
At 54% ABV, as with all Lakes whisky, each of the 9,700 bottles is non-chill filtered and bottled at natural colour.
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.3 has a recommended retail price of £65 and is available from LakesDistillery.com, where you can also discover more about The Lakes’ holistic approach to whiskymaking.
The Lakes Distillery kindly sent me a sample to try (thanks!) So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – The Whiskymakers Reserve No.3 (54%)
Nose: Apples, pears, caramel fudge and rich sherry – rich dark chocolate combined with vanilla comes after residing in the glass awhile.
Palate: Rich fruits, red wine and creamy fudge laced with sweet sherry – very nice indeed!
Finish: Strong, warming spicy finish which has quite a punch! A few drops of water seems to bring out even more fire!
Overall: I think this is my favourite of the three! The sherry and sweetness coupled with the fiery spice is a winning combination for me.
Other Lakes Distillery Whiskies (& Gins) are available to buy from these Merchants:-