In the perpetual whisky life-cycle of beginnings and blending, is it ever possible to perfectly fulfil ambition? The whiskymaker’s inner pursuit of perfection fuels an eternal drive to better himself. His holistic role, at the helm throughout the liquid’s journey through the distillery, unlocks infinite variables and never-ending flavour possibilities.
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve is an artistic exploration of oak and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a house style. Creating a new whisky requires a framework of sorts, but there has to be room within it to play, to follow gut feeling and instinct. The architecture of each release of Whiskymaker’s Reserve will evolve in keeping with both our increasing sherry cask influence and our sense of adventure.
The second single malt whisky in The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series; No.2 is a new, intense and robust single malt whisky, bottled at cask strength - 60.9% ABV - and matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX, red wine and bourbon casks. With only 4,788 bottles available in the UK, the nose is rich and complex with dry fruits and treacle, creamy layers of wood spice, comforting vanilla on the palate, and a long and luxurious.
The first in a series of 5,922 individually numbered bottles, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 has matured principally in PX and red wine casks, comprising American, Spanish and French oak. The finest, meticulously sourced casks embody the whiskymaker’s flavour palette; the foundations of his masterpiece, the vehicle of his ambition.