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The Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 2

(70cl, 60.9%)

The Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 2

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The Lakes Reserve No.2 Bottling Note

Behold, the second release from The Lakes Distillery's Whiskymaker's Reserve series! The single malt has been matured in a combo of Pedro Ximénez, red wine and bourbon casks, whereas the first Whiskymaker's release was only matured in red wine and Pedro Ximénez casks. Eventually, the English whisky was bottled at cask strength, a generous 60.9% ABV. The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is an artistic exploration of oak and blending, and you can expect big fruity flavours in this one.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Golden syrup, chocolate raisin and orange peel, with rich treacle aromas.

Palate: Lots of oak spice coming through, balanced by creamy vanilla and white chocolate, a hint of grass and oily malt.

Finish: Vanilla oak battles it out among prune and raisin, with a hint of praline on the finish.

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Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 2 Reviews

Impressive

Love love love! Did not last, sadly.

28th January 2020

Lakes has found the hen that lays the golden eggs! Dhuvall Ghandi is a bloody legend!! If this guy can make this I can’t imagine what happens when you give him time.

Legend!

21st January 2020

Heartwarmingly Beautiful...

Probably one of the best Whiskies I’ve ever sampled on my second bottle and going strong. A big fan of The Lakes Distillery...

15th January 2020

excellent, fab whisky

an amazing whisky, quite a surprise. Smooth, with spice and a citrus. lovely complexity. really good value for money

13th January 2020

They've created a monster!

Wow - wasn't expecting that! Great balance. Fruit, spice, very subtle chocolate. Lovely stuff.

24th December 2019

Strong powerful flavour yet not too harsh

Lovely strong but smooth to drink
Bought for special occasions but empty bottle in less than a month
Over 60% so be warned it has a lasting kick

23rd December 2019

How have they done it?

When whisky is a journey as it is for me this really is a stop I had to take a whole weekend enjoying. For a malt as young as this to be so complex is just crazy! How have they done it? Simply liquid Christmas cake in a glass! Can't wait for No3!!

3rd December 2019

So addictive - class A whisky heroin.

Bigger nose than the Life of Brian. Massive depth of flavour development for one so young - quality dried fruits, spices, restrained sherried loveliness, chocolate biscuit, subtle orange. Eclipses the No:1 owing to the longer finish that is as enjoyable as tasting it afresh - it's a non vicious circle. To sip, or not to sip....

13th November 2019

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