The Lakes Distillery has released the third expression in its limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series – a single malt matured in a variety of sherry casks.
Launched in September 2019, the Whiskymaker’s Reserve range sets out to showcase the distillery’s sherry-led house style.
Following on from two sold-out releases, the new Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 3 (54% ABV) has been matured in a combination PX, oloroso sherry, cream sherry and red wine casks.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at natural colour, the whisky’s nose is described as rich and fragrant, scented with incense, spiced chocolate and toffee, with accompanying flavours of honey, figs, and wood spice on the palate.
Whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi said: “To create our sherry-led house style we use a variety of sherry casks, with a significant proportion being first-fill.
“The spectrum of flavours achieved through the use of these casks is layered through blending to create the depth and complexity associated with The Whiskymaker’s Reserve.
“Each expression is then married over twelve months, allowing the flavours to gently integrate and develop.
“In the case of Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 3, I have used oloroso, cream and PX casks in combination with a small number of red wine casks, to contrast some of the dried fruit characters and create the aromatic top note and seductive texture.”