The Lost Distilleries Tasting Notes

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Blended Scotch Whisky, Blended Whisky

The Lost Distilleries Blend 53.2%

Best Blended Scotch

Nose: Pungent and oily, opening with some toffee’d banana grain along with a touch of lime and white flowers. The aromas darken with time as the mature malt and oak comes through brining some dusty, light tobacco and herbal nuances. A drop of water makes it appear younger and emphasises the oily grain.

Palate: Quite sweet – sugared barley, light smoke and toffee’d grain. It moves into earthy spice but the alcohol begins to intrude. A drop of water softens and allows the malt to shine, showing that beautiful maturity and wonderfully silky mouth-feel.

Finish: Mouth-watering and spicy with plenty of dry spice and smoke. Water lengthens and softens and sweetens the smoke and brings out a touch of parma violets.

The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 5 50.4%

Maverick Drinks/ Tasted: July 2014

Nose: Crisp and grainy but quite subtle with lightly oiled Guyana-esque dried fruit. The oak vanillins are quite edgy and brittle but there’s also a light sawdusty intimation. Even though the oak begins to dominate the aromas still retains a lovely freshness.

Palate: Grippy and gritty American oak up first with hints of coffee. Sultana dominated dried fruit follows along with a touch of dried apricot. The alcohol and tannins build but the light oils balance. Just!

Finish: A superb finish. Very back-end loaded. Lightly herbal with a distant coal smoke note. It becomes sweeter as the rum-like fruits burst through all the drying, grainy tannins.

Conclusion: Is this a 25 year old grain whisky? It certainly feels like one. Very impressive nevertheless.

Conclusion: Give it a drop of water and it shines!

The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 5 50.4%

Re-Tasted: Dec 2014

Nose: Peanut oil and cashew nuts along with hints of apricot and under ripe banana. Quite fleshy but the taught grain keeps it under wraps.

Palate: Soft, lightly oiled apricot fruit plus hints of honey and vanilla. The herbal, lightly dried fruit grain comes through on the middle.

Finish: Long and quite spicy with the dried fruit grain notes lingering.

Conclusion: Quite heavy on the grain component but it feels like it has some age.

The Lost Distilleries Company Classic Selection Lossit 43%

Blended Malt Islay

Tasted: Sept 2016

Nose: Tarry and slightly meaty with dusty peat, violets and fish oils. Some pleasantly sweet barley underpins and with time it becomes gently medicinal.

Palate: The natural oils dampen the complexity a little but there’s a good depth of white fruit, subtle, dusty peat, tar, cinnamon and rock salt.

Finish: Phenomenally salty. Add to that a little bittering from the oak and that’s pretty dry!

Conclusion: Good grief. I can feel the salt crystals forming on my tongue after that one!

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