The Lakes The Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
PX & Red Wine Oak Casks
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
60 ml 700 ml
Added on
02 sep 2019 3:03 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 2163.33

41 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

276 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Lakes The Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 1

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.14 points.

  1. user1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I discovered the distillery by accident while on holiday in Northern England and toured the showroom. Despite his young age, he is very complex and appears mature. Then tried the bottle purchased in the shop in blind tasting with whisky friends - everyone was thrilled!!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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  3. I_am_not_HS305 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Obvious pushing and flipping @WhiskyCumbria:

    High ratings, several bottles in collection, one for sale.

    Stop abusing the base please

  4. Happydays scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Found this distillery totally by accident during a holiday in the Lakes. Went into the shop on site and was offered a taste of this whisky and was very pleasantly surprised by the flavour and smoothness of this whisky. I am not a very knowledgeable drinker of whisky but do know what I like and this hit bullseye on all counts. Totally surprised to see the present value of this bottle, although I did believe it may be a good investment, though not to the degree it has turned out.

  5. LecterSanchez scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    The No.1 Reserve, PX and red wine oak casks, let's try it
    • Nose
      90 90
      Vanilla, Cocoa, coffee, spices, some tropical fruits
    • Taste
      80 80
      Ginger, cinnamon, dried Fruit
    • Finish
      80 80
      Oak, very long finish, sour-sweet, tannins

  6. Spitfire73 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    30/05/21 Sold for £560 on Whiskyhammer

  7. Official tasting note

    official information:

    The Lakes Single Malt Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1, bottled at cask strength (60.6% ABV) to ensure maximum flavour, is a full-bodied expression, matured principally in finest, meticulously sourced PX and red wine oak casks, comprising American, Spanish and French oak. Non-chill filtered and bottled at natural colour. Each bottle of The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.1 is individually numbered.

    The nose is rich and vibrant with vanilla, chocolate and wood spice, layers of dry fruits, ginger and orange on the palate and a long, warming finish.

    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.

  8. MaltMusings scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


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