The Lakes The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 70cl
The Lakes distillery’s Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 has big shoes to fill, following on from its predecessor’s stunning win at the World Whisky Awards 2022, where Lakes Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 4 was crowned World’s Best Single Malt Whisky, beating off competition from Glenmorangie and Kavalan, among others.
The good news is that the formula for Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is much the same as the previous iteration. Staying true to the distillery’s commitment to sherry cask maturation, Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 has been bottled at 52% after maturation in Pedro Ximenez, Oloroso, and red wine casks of Spanish and American oak.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Perfumed and fruity with polished oak, red apples, chocolate and hints of Devonshire cream.
Palate: Pecan and walnut baklava, baking spices, candied papaya and hints of coffee.
Finish: Vibrant and creamy with toasted brown sugar.
|Distillery||The Lakes Distillery|
|Series||The Whisky Makers Reserve No.5|
|Cask Types||Oloroso, PX, Red Wine|