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.
Intentional diversions from our sherry-led house style, each bottling in The Whiskymaker’s Editions series is distinctly different from the last. Seen as a chance to play with flavour and nuance, to challenge traditional convention, and invoke emotions or feelings through the language of whisky, they are the product of a playground where instinct, experience, and inspiration are allowed to roam free.
Made with carefully designed pockets of flavour from our bespoke collection of oak casks, the latest Edition, Mosaic, is a story told through art and flavour.
Taking inspiration from the Silk Road - the ancient intercontinental avenue of east-west trade and cultural exchange - it draws together a sense of adventure from East and West, uniting eclectic influences and flavours in a singular, sophisticated expression.
Taking you on a journey through time and cultural becoming, it seeks to immerse you in a tale of two worlds with a mellow, rustic elegance in keeping with its cosmopolitan influences.
Non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour and 46.6% ABV, The Whiskymaker’s Editions - Mosaic is available from www.LakesDistillery.com and throughout the UK with a recommended retail price of £80.
Here we introduce Sveta, the Ukrainian artist behind the intricate design of Mosaic.
Regular road trips through rustic rural Andalucia, nature's beauty intensified by an irrepressible sun in vivd, cobalt blue skies.
Travelling through the bright and luscious aroma-rich valleys of vibrant orange groves, where the luscious, fresh tang of Seville mermelada is ever-present in the air, sparked a moment of intrigue. The instant where Soleado was born.
Lively and bright, floral and deliciously fruity, Soleado bursts with sun-kissed orange and rich honeydew, awakening a fragrant backdrop of freshly cut flowers that dissolves into creamy porridge with a scattering of almonds and a drizzle of honey.
Soleado is non-chill filtered and bottled at natural colour at 46% ABV, and released as an export exclusive - available in Japan, Singapore, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, and Poland.
Forbidden Fruit is as unexpected as it is thought-provoking. Complex and bold, fragrant and fascinating, this tempting single malt is the product of creative rebellion, inspired by a deep curiosity to push the boundaries of flavour creation.
Combining two polar opposite flavour profiles, Forbidden Fruit pairs the old rustic characters of Port with the vibrant exotic fruits of dessert wine and, in challenging traditional convention, takes you on a pioneering adventure into the unknown.
Deep and intriguing, fragrant and fascinating, Turkish delight and sugared rose petals awakening the senses to reveal bold, stridently stewed peaches and apple pie, with hints of earthy cocoa beans and airy vanilla clotted cream.
Forbidden Fruit is non-chill filtered and bottled at the natural colour at 46.6% ABV.
An expression of artistic freedom, The Whiskymaker’s Editions are the product of a playground where instinct, experience, and inspiration roam free. Expressing thoughts, ideas, and emotions through the language of whisky, it is our whiskymaker’s capacity for abstract reflection that allows us to create each limited Edition.
Bold, courageous, and confident, Liberty is the perfect exponent of our wholehearted belief in the freedom of expression.
A whisky that speaks for itself, at 56% ABV, Liberty is a single malt whisky made through the art of blending and the layering of flavours and textural nuances.
Free from the restrictions and influence of tasting notes and cask specifications it is a blank canvas for the drinker, and we invite you to follow our lead and embrace the liberty to experience and interpret this creation any way you please. Liberty and gusto for all!
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The iconic ever-changing landscape in North California's renowned wine country is the inspiration for The Whiskymaker’s Editions Sequoia. Heavily influenced by a diverse combination of cask types and exploring the subtleties of flavour through blending, Sequoia paints a very different picture to most red wine influenced whiskies, never failing to surprise and reward the adventurous.
Bold and expansive, the drinking experience is deep and multi-dimensional, with complex layers and intrigue, ripe for discovery. On the nose and palate, redcurrants take the lead, stridently setting out for spiced chocolate, taking in red grapes and dried fruits, with pleasingly indulgent butterscotch, fig and cinnamon diversions along the way.
Sequoia is non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour at 53% ABV. It was available in the UK exclusively in The Lakes Distillery’s heartland in Cumbria. It is also available from specialist whisky retailers internationally in Japan, Singapore, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy.
An exceptional diversion from The Lakes Distillery’s sherry-led house style, The Whiskymaker’s Editions - Recuerdo is a complex and multi-layered single malt whisky, inspired by precious memories of the comforting character and texture of Cognac to soothe and relax both body and mind.
The Lakes’ whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi, has created a silky-smooth and complex whisky, brim-full of indulgent fruits, nuts and spices. With unique, rare and bespoke ex-sherry casks playing a supporting role, it is the art of blending which takes the lead in bringing together the single malt’s flavours and textural nuances; the brushstrokes of the final masterpiece.
Spanish for a ‘treasured memento’, Recuerdo simultaneously conjures and creates one of the whiskymaker’s most cherished recollections, unveiling elegance and restraint as sultanas spiral into intense dark chocolate, with toasted almond and candied orange peppering the palate before dissolving into silky-smooth treacle.
Non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour and 57% ABV, Recuerdo officially launched at the London Whisky Show and with first availability from The Whisky Exchange, followed by specialist whisky retailers across London.
Complex and aromatic, Bal Masque bears the mystery and seduction of a masquerade ball in its depths. Flavours and aromas mingle like masked revellers with featherlight touches, coquettish flourishes and always the promise of more. Of being transported to unchartered territories beyond expectations.
The beauty of Bal Masque derives from the mercurial, not the obvious. With guile, wisdom, wit and panache, our whiskymaker has conducted enigmatic French oak casks to create a seductive, mysterious character. Forbidden orchard fruits abound and entwine on the tongue with sweet sensory spices, raisins, vanilla and nutmeg, with subtle background notes of toasted almonds and incense.
Bottled at 54% ABV, to create a sense of intrigue and seduction, we used only French oak to mature the whisky. When used exclusively, the abundance of tannins and wood extractives can create a beautifully seductive and mysterious character.
Portuguese for 'sea-view', time advances, shadows lengthen, and the conversation meanders as the day drifts into dusk.Big skies and panoramic ocean views progressively, irreversibly, transform before the very eyes. Sundown, moon up. Old friends surrendering themselves to evolution, letting destiny take care of itself.
With a delicately complex sweetness and layers of intricately woven flavour, Miramar is bursting with stone fruit character contrasted with comforting vanilla and hints of gentle spice, dried Morello cherries cavort with Santa Rosa plums. Fresh apricot perfumed elegance fills the warm sea air, with cinnamon, honey and toasted malt featherlight on the ocean breeze.
Versatile and expansive, with only 600 individually numbered bottles made at 54% ABV.
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The Whiskymaker’s Editions - Le Goûter (Lay-Goo-Tay) is inspired by treasured memories of wonderful anticipation and taste sensations created on childhood cake shop excursions.
Transporting you to the exquisite Parisian streets in spring, Le Goûter is a one-off release of The Whiskymaker’s Editions that has been exclusively made for Harvey Nichols showcasing the sense of adventure of The Lakes’ whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi. Le Goûter unfurls a light and delectable dimension of The Lakes Single Malt.
With only 306 numbered bottles produced at 49.5% ABV, the whisky’s delicate sophistication and understated elegance carry you away to the heady patisserie, where fragrant jasmine and crème anglaise swirl into hints of pear, citrus zest and freshly baked madeleines.
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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.
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