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Lost Spirits Distillery Leviathan II

Aloe and Agave

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

9th Jul 2014


Lost Spirits Distillery Leviathan II
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  • Brand: Lost Spirits Distillery
  • ABV: 53%

The Lost Spirits Distillery operates under the Califoranian sun in Monterey County. Their Leviathan II is a heavily peated dram of no less than 110ppm, which is comparable with Bruichladdich’s Octomore! They use Canadian peat from Alberta. Their spirit is matured on late harvest Sémillon wine casks from France and bottled at cask strength. This is an American Peated Single Malt. How interesting!

Very herbal nose with loads of moss, grasses, freshly harvested barley, hops and stable scents – think cowhide. Special is the operative word. Aloe and agave. Fresh figs is the only fruit that comes to mind.

On the palate, the figs return immediately, but the peat makes it mildly sour and actually a bit disgusting. I also get a touch of burnt sugar and some orange liqueur.

The finish is fairly long, but that is not an advantage in this case.

Opinions on this single malt vary, but I found it extremely interesting on the nose. Having said that, it is not good. At all.


Ol_Jas commented

Nice, frank assessment at the end there.

9 years ago 0

Pudge72 commented

I saw this bottle in Maryland and the "Canadian peat" component surprised me to no end...I had no idea that such a thing existed. If it truly does, it would be interesting to see a Canadian distillery experiment with it.

9 years ago 0