This is the latest batch of The Lost Distilleries Blend, a blended Scotch whisky created with malt and grain whiskies from closed distilleries.
This time the blend features Caperdonich, Rosebank, Imperial, Mosstowie, Glen Mhor, Glenisla, Glenlochy, Craigduff, Port Ellen and Brora, alongside grain from Port Dundas. Exactly the same list as Batch #9 in fact…
The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch #10 (51%, TBWC 2017, 1041 btl.)
Nose: great old Highlands profile. Waxed papers, hints of sweet yellow apples and honey. Dusty wine cellars. Hints of marzipan, coconut cream and custard. Then back to mineral notes and chalky notes.
Mouth: oily and ‘fatty’, again a mixture of sweet fruity notes (melons, pineapples) and toffee with lightly bitter herbs, peat and mineral notes. Some charred wood, even plain smoke now.
Finish: long, waxy, fairly savoury, but still some creamy notes too.
No beginner’s whisky: this profile only comes with time. For once a blend Expensive, but looking back at Batch #6 from four years ago (which was around € 485) it has become cheaper! Available from Master of Malt.