CATEGORY: Single Malt.
DISTILLERY: The Lakes Distillery.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: The Whiskymaker's Editions.
CASK TYPE: French Oak Casks.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 5388
To make a whisky reminiscent of a moment or emotion, you must be brave.
Each Edition begins in their Whiskymaker’s Studio, where they define the flavours they want to create. Working back through the entire process, they carefully control every parameter in the whisky’s journey through the distillery – including the many nuances of the cask’s make-up – to produce the flavours they are looking for.
It is here, amongst the complexity, that they build the palette of an artist, the flavour foundations that – through the art of blending – will become the brush strokes of their final masterpiece.
With Bal Masque, its beauty derives from the mercurial, not the obvious. Forbidden orchard fruits abound and entwine on the tongue with sweet sensory spices, raisins, vanilla and nutmeg, and subtle background notes of toasted almonds and incense.
A complex and aromatic whisky, flavours and aromas mingle like masked revellers with feather light touches, coquettish flourishes and always the promise of more.