What's Old Is New Again

The Distillery Reviving Lost Styles of Scotch

February 17, 2017 Drinks By

Founded in 1817, Lossit Distillery played a pivotal role in shaping the island of Islay’s reputation as a leading Scotch whisky producer. While competition and isolation forced the distillery to shutter in 1867, a newer purveyor, The Lost Distillery Company, is reviving the company’s signature spirit — 200 years after its founding.

Working with historians and expert tasters, The Lost Distillery Company combed through archives to identify Lossit’s water sources, barley, yeast, peat, wood and distillation methods in order to identify tasting notes that would have characterized Lossit’s centuries-old whisky. The panel of tasters then blended single malt Scotch whiskies accordingly, striving to approximate and best interpret Lossit’s unique flavor profile. The result is a whisky that’s familiar, but imbued with an old-style nuance not found in modern spirits.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: smoke, pear and lemon, giving way to toasted oak
Body: medium, with sweet-spicy notes of smoke, malt, vanilla and ginger
Finish: smoke and pear

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