English spirits producer The Lakes Distillery has expanded its Whiskymaker’s Editions vary with the launch of a restricted version single malt matured in French oak casks.
The brand new Bal Masque is the fourth bottling in The Whiskymaker’s Editions assortment. Every bottling within the assortment departs from the distillery’s Sherry-forward type to permit for ‘artistic freedom’ in its whisky manufacturing.
The whisky goals to focus on the English distillery’s sense of journey.
The ‘advanced and fragrant’ expression is alleged to evoke the ‘thriller and seduction of a masquerade ball’.
The whisky was primarily matured in French oak. In accordance with the producer, it’s harder to make use of than American and Spanish oak.
The Cumbria-based distillery mentioned the abundance of tannins and wooden extractives from utilizing French oak creates a mysterious character.
The 54% ABV expression presents notes of orchard fruits, candy spices, raisins, vanilla and nutmeg, together with hints of toasted almonds and incense.
The Whiskymaker’s Editions Bal Masque is on the market from the distillery’s web site and throughout the UK for RRP £70 (US$97).
In July this 12 months, The Lakes Distillery unveiled Miramar, the third launch in its Whiskymaker’s Editions sequence.