The Lakes Distillery launches The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5

The Lakes Distillery launches The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5

The bottle is the latest in the award-winning series of single malt whiskies created by The Lakes Distillery.

News | 25 Apr 2022

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The Lakes Distillery have released the latest single malt whisky in their award-winning series, described as a Moorish evolution possessing the same sherry-led, wood-forward characteristics as others in the collection.

Comprising of both Spanish and American oak, the whisky has been matured in bespoke oloroso, Pedro Ximénez and red wine casks. By making changes to the whisky’s maturation – such as changing locations or moving the spirit between casks

Bottles are available to buy through the official Lakes distillery website and through retailers across the UK, with an RRP of £70.00. The ABV comes in at 52%, while bottled at natural colour and non-chill filtered.

A bottle of The Whiskymaker"s Reserve No.5

Dhavall Gandhi, whisky maker for The Lakes, 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.”

Several mixologists from in and around London are using The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 to develop their own takes on the eminent Whisky Cocktail. These bars include Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London, The Berkeley Bar & Terrace, The Goring Cocktail Bar, The Chinoiserie at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah and The Northall Bar at Corinthia London.

The Lakes have had great success in recent years at the World Whiskies Awards, including most recently the 2022 World’s Best Single Malt Whisky, for The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 4. Just the year prior, they took home the award for Best English Blended Whisky thanks to its The One Sherry Cask Finished.
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