A sneak peek into the past??.. Well at least that’s what the guys at The Lost Distillery Company aimed to give whisky lovers from across the world with this unique idea. What’s on offer… A blended malt whisky (I suppose that’s the category this one would falls into) that has been inspired by the spirit that was produced by the Lowland distillery Stratheden between 1829 and 1926.
Was the resulting liquid as good as the concept itself.. Here’s what I thought of it…
Nose: Right from the its start you begin to get a hint that this is going to be quite a nice experience. Sweet honeyed notes greet the nose along with that smell of new leather. Then comes the fruits.. oranges, apples .. its a good mix along with a bit of raisins and some toffee too. On the whole its quite a refreshing mix.
Palate: The palate’s sweet too .. again a lot of more of the fruits and raisins..followed by the bite from the peppery notes. Here’s where you get a bit of salt and smoke too.. Overall the delivery on your palate is really smooth
Finish: The finish on this one is quite long and warm with a bit more of the sweetness than lingers on.
There’s no way of telling how close this whisky is to what was .. but then again .. when what you are drinking now is as good as this .. does it really matter?.. 🙂