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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Lost Distillery - limited


"In the last century, almost one hundred of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries have been closed or destroyed.  This accounts for nearly half of all distilleries that have ever existed in Scotland. Global economic downturn, over-production, world wars and prohibition have all contributed to the loss of so many distilleries. As a result of all of these factors, many unique and venerable brands have been lost to the world. Until Now"


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Benachie...$38.99
Benachie Distillery existed 1824-1913 
Classic Collection
Part of a series, this is Lost Distillery's take on what Benachie Distillery's whisky might taste like today, had it not closed in 1913. It has a notably dark amber hue, and a bouquet that suggests toffee and campfire smoke. On the palate, it's a relatively dry sip, starting with toffee but unpacking slow-building smoke, clove and burnt orange peel, and finishing with cigar wrapper, unsweetened chocolate and spice. A good contemplative sipper. Best Buy.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast



Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Lossit...$38.99
Lossit Distillery existed 1817-1867
Classic Collection
46% ABVHad Islay's Lossit Distillery not closed in 1867, this is Lost Distillery's interpretation of what the whisky might taste like today, part of a series. This golden Scotch has a peaty aroma, with a honeyed undercurrent. Notably smooth and silky on the palate, a medicinal, iodine note leads on the palate, followed by bold peat smoke and hints of BBQ-like mesquite. A faint citrus note plays on the smoky, peppery fade. A splash of water helps temper the lip--numbing alcohol heat.
Rated 89/100 The Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Towiemore...$38.99
Towiemore Distillery existed 1898-1931
Classic Collection
46% ABV
Had the Dufftown/Speyside Towiemore Distillery not closed in 1931, this is Lost Distillery's take on what the whiskey might taste like today, part of a series. This blended Scotch has a copper penny hue and an aroma that intertwines light peat smoke with baked pear and tea. The palate shows cocoa, peat smoke, cigar wrapper and tea, finishing with clove sparks in a long, warm, smoky and chocolaty finish. Best Buy.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast




Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Stratheden...$54.99
Stratheden existed between 1829-1926
Archivist Collection
46%Vol
Appearance: Full gold, with khaki lights. Thin but slow-running legs.
Aroma: A dense, leathery nose with traces of dry fruit-cake, madeira cake and tinned pears, and a suspicion of scorched newspaper in the background. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water increases the pastry note, now buttery, and replaces the fruity notes with waxy green apple.
Taste: Sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but without the salt and warm finish.
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Lost Distillery Blended Malt Whisky Gerston...$54.99 
Gerston existed 1796-1882 & 1886-1914
Archivist Collection
46%Vol
Appearance: Full gold
Aroma: Light malt loaf to start, with sultanas and a trace of allspice. After a while a very slight steamy/smoky note, and hints of hard toffee. The smoky/maritime note increases over time, but becomes dirty (exhaust fumes) when water is added.
Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste with smoke in the finish and a mineral twist. Water softens the texture; less sweet but still smoky, and a lingering smokiness in the aftertaste.
Comment: The flavour profile is just what you would expect from a 19th Century distillery.
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Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey Auchnagie...$54.99
Distillery existed 1812-1911 
Archivist Collection
Appearance: Dull gold, with very slight haze (suggesting lack of chill-filtration), and good thick legs (indicating good texture).
Aroma: Slight nose prickle. The top notes are juicy and fruity – bruised pears, grapefruit, fresh orange peel. Behind this there is a light biscuit note (Rich Tea biscuit) and a trace of steam engine. A little water introduces estery pear drops, soft apples and oiled leather.
Taste: Very sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. Fruity boiled sweets in the aftertaste. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of vanilla sponge – Eve’s Pudding.
Comment: Spicy and vigorous at full strength; soft and pleasant with a dash of water.
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Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Gerston Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Pale amber.
Aroma: A relatively closed nose; clean and fresh, with traces of linen and herbal fabric freshener. Laura Ashley? After a while a light, spicy prickle emerges, topping a fruity/doughy note: apple dumpling, made with suet and dusted with nutmeg. With a drop of water the paper note advances, joined by warm leatherette and a trace of steam.
Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste and a surprising amount of smoke in the finish – more coal smoke/steam engine than peat smoke. An unusual, antique taste, which holds up well with a drop of water, although the smoky element is reduced.
Comment: Interesting and vaguely ‘old fashioned’, especially without water.


Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Auchnagie Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Pale gold. Lemon lights.
Aroma: Sweet malt in the foreground, rapidly followed by fruity notes – tinned pears – with traces of spun honey. The sweet cereal now in the background as sweet biscuit. Water introduces hemp rope and wet cardboard, but still with a fruity top-note.
Taste: Sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of apple sponge and vanilla.
Comment: Pleasantly sweet and spicy, with the ‘hemp rope’ an old fashioned scent.

Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Stratheden Vintage Collection...$234.99
46%Vol
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Full gold.
Aroma: A dense, leathery nose to start, then dry fruit-cake, madeira cake (with Maraschino cherries) and tinned pears. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water introduces pastry made with lard and adds a brown-paper note to faint pears.
Taste: Surprisingly sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but with more fruit.
Comment: Similar in style to the ‘non-vintage’ edition, but with greater complexity.


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