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Our Whisky Story

Stories told through the art of élevage

A design-led whiskymaker, The Lakes not only looks at what whisky is, but what it can become.

 

To celebrate the release of The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 and to connect the complexity of élevage with the simplicity of enjoying flavoursome whisky, we have sought the imagination of some of the best Old Fashioned makers in the world. 

 

By adding a twist to the traditional, layering complementary and contrasting flavours, and integrating personal influences within the recipe, mixologists from world-renowned bars across London have used The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 to develop their own delectably delicious takes on the eminent Whisky Cocktail. The result is a series of sophisticated and dramatically different serves, each designed to tell a story through the art of flavour creation, and available to enjoy from 1 June throughout the summer. 

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SERVING A CHOICE OF FINE CHAMPAGNE, REFINED COCKTAILS AND PREMIUM SPIRITS, THE CHINOISERIE BAR EXUDES A RELAXED AMBIENCE WITHIN ITS GLAMROUS SURROUNDINGS.

Situated on the ground floor of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, this venue combines an amicable lounge atmosphere with a plush décor and impeccable lighting, where guests are invited to satisfy their imbiber needs from a carefully crafted bar menu. 

As the signature bar of an emblematic 5-star property, the standard of serves are as striking as the modern facilities of the hotel.

Unique cocktail experiences are offered across different sections of the menu, including Rewriting History - where classic recipes have been reimagined by the bar team.

The Old Fashioned from The Chinoiserie Bar

By Fabio Spinetti, Head of Bars

 

The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 infused with bamboo leaves 

Dry vermouth

Miso bitters

Shiso leaf syrup

Spray of Flori di Salvia

 A product of experimentation and tradition, this take on the Old Fashioned parades a contemporary twist on the 'original cocktail'.

First, our single malt whisky is infused with bamboo leaves to establish savoury notes before being blending with dry vermouth, homemade miso bitters and a shiso leaf syrup.

To garnish,  Flori di Salvia - translates to sage flowers - is sprayed over the glass for further flavour elevation.

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"The first time I tried The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, I found it a very rich, bold, warm whisky. I loved experimenting and playing with this fantastic whisky, it's a dram that everybody should have at least once in their lifetime."

Fabio Spinetti, Head of Bars at Carlton Tower Jumeirah

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A GRAND VENUE SET IN THE HEART OF A RENOWNED 5-STAR ESTABLISHMENT, THE NORTHALL FUSES CULINARY ENCHANTMENT WITH A SOPHISTICATED BAR MENU.

With its roots firmly in London's thriving district of Northbank, the team led by award-winning executive chef André Garrett has crafted an exquisite menu inspired by European cuisine using the freshest, seasonal ingredients. The result is a gourmand's paradise.

As one of the capital's top luxury accommodations, The Corinthia London displays splendour, heritage, and contemporary across the hotel, all enhanced with world-class service.

The Northall is no exception and by comprising all of these elements into its elegant dining room, it has earned a reputation as a destination for one of the hottest tables in town.

The Book You Want To Read from The Northall

By Paride Fameli, Senior Mixologist


The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5

Sweet vermouth

Dried fig liqueur

Liquorice bitters

Smoked cheese pearl barley cracker

Inspired by Italian roots and the love of travel, this highly personal take on the Old Fashioned tells an intimate story of one mixologist's passion.

Sweet vermouth, dried fig liqueur and liquorice bitters are all combined with The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 to enhance the flavour profile of our single malt.

Further elevation is achieved with the garnish, a homemade pearl barley cracker topped with dots of smoked cheese, showcasing distinct flavours and a contrasting texture.

Visit The Northall at Corinthia London

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"The first time that I tried The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, I thought it was an opulent whisky. I love the bold character and how balanced it is with its complexity. The craft and the attention to detail of The Lakes, it was so inspiring."

Paride Fameli, The Northall at Corinthia London

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LOCATED IN THE BUSTLING BELGRAVIA BAR SCENE, THE GORING COCKTAIL BAR SHOWCASES AN EXQUISITE COCKTAIL MENU WITH A FOCUS ON BRITISH SPIRITS.

The experienced team at this historic venue have designed a fanciful variety of signature classics and old favourites for patrons to savour. A wealth of home-made botanical fusions for the cocktails have also been created using over one hundred different herbs planted in The Goring Garden.

An impressive line-up of champagnes and fine wines complete the carefully curated drinks menu.

Set inside one of London's last remaining family-owned luxury hotels, the bar interiors exude an inviting ambience in keeping with its five-star surroundings under the guidance of designer Russell Sage. Live entertainment is provided by the resident pianist on a grand piano that takes pride of place in this elegant space.

 

Five Elements from The Goring Cocktail Bar

By Tiago Mira, Bar & Veranda General Manager


The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5

French apéritif

Port

Honey

Hops

 The product of five mixologists minds, the Five Elements cocktail is where tradition meets contemporary, a story of flavour elevation and a modern twist.

Using five ingredients; The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, French apéritif, port, honey, and hops, each of the bartenders selected an ingredient close to their heart and blended them to create this unique serve.

Five bartenders, five flavours, five elements - all working in harmony to create a deliciously beautiful cocktail.

Visit The Goring Cocktail Bar

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"Working with The Lakes Distillery felt natural to me, simply because I trusted the brand, I trusted the people behind the brand, and I trust the liquid itself. It's a whisky that will tick every box - complex, intense, rich. Definitely a masterpiece."

Tiago Mira, The Goring Cocktail Bar

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SHOWCASING EXCLUSIVITY AND VINTAGE CHARM, THE BERKELEY BAR AND TERRACE IS A CELEBRATION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP.

Located in The Berkeley London, an iconic 5-star hotel in Knightsbridge, this bespoke venue has a tale to tell. Every item on its carefully crafted menu, which includes small-batch spirits and classical champagnes, has been selected for its one-of-a-kind character. Spacious and cosy, elegance is exuded across all areas of the bar.

Carved plasterwork, coral tones and curved edges sets the scene for its guests inside, whilst the alfresco Terrace continues the theme of style and grace.

In keeping with its roots, each of the wooden accents inside the bar has been taken from a singular tree dating on site dating back 400 years to help achieve a timeless interior. Taking inspiration from cask selection and the layering of flavours, The Mad Master blends The Whiksymaker's Reserve No.5 with apricot au de vie, peach hops, citrus bitters, and dried Apricots to achieve a fruit-infused taste.

 

The Mad Master from The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

By Nicola Rossini, Head Bartender


The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5

Apricot eau de vie

Peach hops

Citrus bitters

Dried Apricots

This cocktail is inspired by the approach of whiskymaking, where master blenders select certain casks and flavours to achieve a particular flavour profile.

Keeping the same structure as a traditional Old Fashioned, whisky, sugars and bitters, apricot eau de vie has been used replicate the sugar element. A blend of peach hops and citrus bitters offers a creative take on the bitters.

To garnish, dried apricots soaked in apricot eau de vie is placed on top of a singular ice block to bring through a fruity aroma.

Visit The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

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"The first time we tasted The Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, everyone was really impressed. Alongside this beautiful, heavy, rich note of the sherry influence there's a creaminess and a silky note that makes a really enjoyable, delightful experience."

Nicola Rossini, The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

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RANKED NO.31 ON THE TOP 500 BARS LIST 2021, SCARFES BAR IS NAMED AFTER THE FAMOUS CARICATURIST, GERALD SCARFE.

Set in one of London's most prominent 5-star hotels, Rosewood London, this bar combines drawing-room conviviality, gentleman's club sophistication and a creative cocktail menu. The ‘Off the Wall’ menu lifts the bar’s iconic caricatures quite literally off the canvas and onto the table for an unrivalled and one-of-a-kind cocktail experience.

Each of its 20 cocktails is physically represented by a bespoke figurine - encompassing Scarfes Bar’s signature playful and light-hearted approach.

Inspired by the two rules of Scarfes Bar - never forgetting where you come from and not forgetting where you are and how you get there - the No.5 cocktail is sophisticated as it is simple. Oloroso Sherry, Chocolate Barley, Nori, and Verjus are combined with The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 to create a memorable, delectable taste.

 

The No.5 Cocktail from Scarfes Bar

By Martin Siska, Director of Bars


The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5

Oloroso Sherry

Chocolate Barley

Nori

Verjus

 In a nod to one of the three meticulously-sourced cask types selected to create The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, this cocktail uses Oloroso Sherry.

Nori, a dried edible seaweed, has been added for a salty taste and is complemented with acidity from verjus, an unripened grape juice, to help elevate the flavours of the whisky.  

Dark sourdough chocolate is grated on top of a singular ice block to garnish, bringing through chocolate notes on the nose.

Visit Scarfes Bar

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"I think there's a lot of common things between how we are developing our cocktails, and how The Lakes make their whiskies. It's just an amazing liquid to work with."

Martin Siska, Scarfes Bar

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