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The Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No. 4, 52%

Price: $95 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A decadent drop of whisky with aromas of red velvet cake, allspice, red apple, summer berry fruits, citrus peel, plum, and dried fruits. The palate displays the best of The Lakes’ sherry-led house style with honey-drizzled plums, chocolate ginger, red apple, dark vanilla, then assertive pepper and clove spices followed by almond and pecan, with more sherry sweetness as it dilutes, leaving a long spicy finish.