The Lakes Distillery has added to its Whiskymaker’s Editions series, with a patisserie-influenced single malt. The drink has been created exclusively for renowned luxury retailer Harvey Nichols.
Inspired by the sensory experience of a Parisian ‘childhood cake shop excursion’, the new expression is called Le Goûter.
Dhavall Gandhi, the Lakes whiskymaker created the whisky, and Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi was the artist commissioned to illustrate its label.
Le Goûter is the second launch in The Whiskymaker’s Editions range, following last September’s release of a Colheita Port-cask finished single malt. Each bottling in the collection departs from the distillery’s Sherry-forward style to allow for ‘creative freedom’ in its whisky production.
Speaking of the new drink Gandhi said:
“The Whiskymaker’s Editions conjure up precious memories, create opportunities to generate new ones, and push boundaries through the art of whisky,”
“Like every Le Goûter moment, presentation is everything. That is why we teamed up with artist Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi to reflect the story behind the whisky in luscious watercolours and a fresh and free-spirited style.”
In keeping with the bottling’s patisserie theme, the whisky is said to offer notes of crème anglaise and jasmine, plus a touch of pear, citrus zest and freshly baked madeleines.
It is available to purchase at Harvey Nichols stores in Knightsbridge, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Edinburgh, as well as through harveynichols.com, priced at RRP £99.50 (US$140).
For more information on Lakes Distillery and its new cake-inspired whisky, head over their official website.
In April, the Lakes Distillery unveiled the fourth release in its Whiskymaker’s Reserve series – a whisky matured in red wine and Sherry casks. Launched in September 2019, the limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series showcases the English distillery’s Sherry-led style.
Last July, Lakes Distillery has unveiled two new whiskies: The One Orange Wine Cask Finished Whisky and The One Sherry Wine Cask Finished Whisky.