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The Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Historical - yes, conspicuous - no

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@Pierre_WReview by @Pierre_W

22nd Mar 2015


The Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
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  • Finish
  • Balance
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  • Brand: The Lost Distillery Company
  • ABV: 43%

From a sample with 43% ABV. 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. Their Stratheden Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is the second release in the series and pays tribute to Stratheden Distillery that was located in Auchtermuchty in Fife and operated between 1829 and 1926 (for more, fascinating details check out the Lost Distillery Company’s website at www.lost-distillery.com/pages/stratheden).

The nose is malty and milky. Flavours of porridge lead the way, followed by pears, honey, vanilla and fudge. Later on there is a whiff of wet grass, and smoke appears towards the end.

The palate is medium-bodied and lightly spicy. The malty notes are back, together with plenty of caramel, vanilla, a touch of black pepper, and soft wood spice.

The finish is of medium length and pleasantly warming, Vanilla and honey flavours round everything off.

This was not the first creation of the Lost Distillery Company that I tried but it was probably the least conspicuous one. All the flavours are nicely rounded and balanced, there are hardly any rough edges, and – as I can assure you – it goes down perfectly well. This is what people look for in good blended Scotch, I believe, and this specimen certainly does not disappoint.


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