Exceptional diversions from our sherry-led house style, The Whiskymaker’s Editions are special-edition single malt whiskies which showcase whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi’s sense of adventure in cask selection, maturation, and blending.
Each unique bottling is an expression of creative freedom, the product of a playground where instinct, experience and inspiration roam free, coming together to realise one intrinsic objective; the creation of outstanding flavours.
Drawn from our whiskymaker's collection of bespoke casks to reveal a completely different personality of The Lakes Single Malt, The Whiskymaker's Editions have been created for people who appreciate our traditional house style but want to experience and explore the other side of The Lakes Single Malt.
Drawn from our whiskymaker’s collection of bespoke casks, the inaugural release of The Lakes Whiskymaker's Editions brings Colheita Port's influence into the frame.
In Portuguese, Colheita (Col-yate-a) means “harvest”, which in this instance is a supreme and exceptionally rare expression of aged Tawny Port made exclusively of grapes from a single vintage.
Not to be confused with Vintage Port, Colheitas must be aged in wooden casks for at least seven years. In practice, they tend to be matured for much longer as they take on flavours of dried fruit, nuts, citrus, wood, and exotic spices. The older they get, the smoother and more complex the liquid becomes.
Smooth and refined, this Whiskymaker's Edition expression of The Lakes Single Malt Whisky is matured in the finest, meticulously sourced port casks, complemented by a very small proportion of Bourbon barrels to enhance and contrast certain flavour characteristics.
The resulting nose is vibrant with hints of plums, pickled cherries and candied orange; the palate is complex with notes of prunes, stewed plums and warming cinnamon leading to a creamy mouthfeel and lasting finish.
At 52% ABV and £65, each of the 5,400 limited-edition bottles has been non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour.