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The Whiskymaker’s Editions Colheita (52%, OB, 5400 Bottles, 2020)

The Whiskymaker’s Editions Colheita

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 52%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB, 5400 bottles
  • Category: English single malt whisky
  • Cost: £65.00
  • Origin: The Lakes Distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

The Whiskymakers Editions, Colheita - CutOut

What they say

See Press Release here

What I say

A diversion from the recent Whiskymakers Reserve series, here Dhavall has been playing around with different cask maturations and flavour profiles. This Colheita edition features the use of ex-Tawny Port casks plus a little Bourbon cask matured spirit.

This post was sponsored by The Lakes Distillery by provision of a sample of this product.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light ruby red (14/20), quick, medium tears and long beaded legs.
  • Nose: Heady, dried and red fruits, cherry lips sweeties, still quite woody and oaky, plum sauce, floral, rose and rosehip syrup, rich toffee, woody star anise, allspice and red liqourice.
  • Taste: Rich mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, chewy cinnamon sticks, woody spice, savoury plum sauce, cherry, strawberry, hint of black pepper spice , woody rosemary and clove, some malty barley, thinned molasses, cherry cough drops.
  • Finish: Medium-long, drying and spice, more medicated cherry cough drops, sticky and sweet.

Overall

Very drinkable, a good intensity of aromas and flavours. This reminds me a lot of a good oaky and fruity red wine, perhaps the most easily approachable/drinkable expression so far from the Lakes Distillery.

Score 84/100

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