The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.2 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 sold out almost immediately. And we fully expect the second expression to follow suit…
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 is the highly anticipated follow up to the inaugural release in a new series of limited-edition single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery. It has been aged in meticulously sourced Pedro Ximénez, red wine and Bourbon casks, and then filled – non-chill filtered – into just 4,788 individually numbered, quatrefoil-shaped bottles. The nose is rich with Christmas cake fruit, treacle tart, dark marmalade, golden syrup and woody spices. On the palate it has an unctuous texture and layer upon layer of dried fruits, candied ginger, crème brûlée, praline, sesame oil and hot prunes in Armagnac with vanilla ice cream. And then there’s that finish, which leaves a wonderful warmth and spice. But what is truly remarkable about this bottling, is just how mindbogglingly smooth and mature it is for a cask strength whisky bottled at 60.9% by a distillery that was only established in 2011. After tasting the quality of the first two releases in this series, we can’t wait for the second.
Amidst the tranquil beauty of Cumbria’s rolling greenery, dramatic fells and sparkling water resides an old Victorian cattle farm that has been converted into a world-class spirits producer. Located on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake – the only official lake in the Lake District National Park because the others are technically meres or waters) – The Lakes Distillery has been highlighted as one of the top five new distilleries in the world by Time Out USA and one of the “eight distilleries to visit before you die” by World Whisky Day. The quality emanating from this high tech, state of the art distillery should come as no surprise because one of the founders also set up Isle of Arran Distillers, the head whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi cut his teeth at Macallan, and everybody who works in the distillery has a technical degree in distilling. Whisky aficionados need to keep a careful eye on The Lakes Distillery because it’s on course to become an ultimate and highly collectable luxury global brand.£11.64 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3120784
Style No.: 772688
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