The Lakes Whiskymaker’s Edition Bal Masque
Non-chill filtered, bottled at the natural colour and 54% ABV, this single malt was matured exclusively in French oak. When compared to American and Spanish oak, working with French oak for primary maturation might be challenging, but the results can be extremely fascinating. The presence of tannins and wood extractives can generate a beguiling and mysterious flavour when used solely.
Tasting Note by The Lakes Distillery
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.