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Lost Distilleries Gerston

Lost and Then Brilliantly Found

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

30th Jan 2014


Lost Distilleries Gerston
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  • Brand: Lost Distilleries
  • ABV: 46%

So here's a nifty little trick. Find out which distilleries closed in the last 100 years or so never to open again. Do extensive research and get an understanding of what their malts might have tasted like. Blend some malts together to recreate that whisky. And then proceed to blow me away!

Thank you Lost Distilleries for what you have undertaken for it is nothing short of brilliant!

I will not go into the history of the Gerston Distillery but suffice to say they ran out of business after a good long run. The distillery was located in Halkirk in Caithness – a remote area in the far north of Scotland. So expect a lot of salty and briny peat in the mix.

The nose is wonderfully sweet with a strong salty peat lash. Some vanilla and tropical fruits in the second breath and then a long lasting rosemary, five spice and thyme combination that stays on for hours and hours. A wonderful beam act between sweet and spice.

The robust spirit is confident in it's maturity. I am told there are spirits older than 20 years in this bottling. They don't mention it but I'm told. The chocolate honey is smooth and silky with a smear of spicy plum jam. Really quite well balanced and lovely.

The finish is satisfyingly long and full of spicy cocoa.

This is a treat to drink and I'm pretty sure the original was no where close to being such a class act.


wtrstrnghlt commented

Wow, saw this in the shop, but thought it was a gimmick. Trying to recreate old Whisky by blending different malts.

But why couldn't it be good. Has a lot of pro's: not colored, not chill filtered, only 60 euro's. Did you try the third one, Auchnagie?

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