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- Brand: The Lost Distillery Company
- ABV: 43%
The Lost Distillery Company was established with the aim to recreate modern expressions of whiskies from long lost distilleries in Scotland. In order to come up with individual whisky profiles that are as authentic as possible, the team at The Lost Distillery Company has chosen an approach that combines meticulous historical research performed by archivists with the interpretation of modern-day whisky makers. The company uses neither chill-filtration nor caramel colouring as these techniques were unknown and not used within the whisky industry at the time. At the time of writing their Lossit Blended Malt Scotch Whisky has just been released. It pays tribute to the Lossit Distillery that was located on Islay at Lossit Kennels, not far from Ballygrant near Port Askaig. The distillery was established in 1826 and closed its doors in 1862.
The nose starts with soft smoke, then becomes nicely malty and milky, with flavours of porridge, pear drops and lemons. Later on there is smoked ham, accompanied by toasted oak in the background.
The palate is medium-bodied and a tad spicy. The smoke has become more prominent now, rolling in soft waves over the tongue. Then there is intense maltiness, together with notes of vanilla and ginger, followed by some sawdust and a touch of soap.
The finish is long and warming. Smoke slowly disappears on notes of pears.
Another great creation of the Lost Distillery Company, this blend has the freshness of Kilchoman Machir Bay and the austere poise of an old Glendullan (with smoke added). No doubt, this is an adult’s drink – I loved it!