The Lakes Bal Masque

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Whiskymaker's Editions
French oak casks
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
by Max Löffler
Added on
26 aug 2021 9:50 pm by whisky313

Average value

£ 85.95

29 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

413 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Lakes Bal Masque

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.67 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    Price £69.90

    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.

    To create a sense of intrigue and seduction, with Bal Masque we used only French oak to mature the whisky. Working with French oak for primary maturation can be tricky in comparison to using American and Spanish oak, but the results can be quite fascinating. When used exclusively, the abundance of tannins and wood extractives can create a beautifully seductive and mysterious character.

    Non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour and 54% ABV, The Whiskymaker’s Editions - Bal Masque is available from specialist whisky stores throughout the UK.

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Blueberry, apple and a little pastry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Blueberry, pastry, apple and mint.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pastry, blueberry, apple and cherry.

  5. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Banzai scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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