That idea of distilling being distinct individual elements is not how a whisky maker looks at the art. Rather it is part of a continuum, a net of possibilities where everything is interlinked. Change one element and the effect will change everything else. Only by understanding how flavours are created throughout the journey through the distillery will the whisky maker fully comprehend the possibilities. That is why at The Lakes, unusually, our whisky maker Dhavall Gandhi is actively involved at every stage. It is holistic whisky making.