Whisky Advent Calendar 15: The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 10

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Whisky Advent Calendar

A bit of a mouthful today, with a long-named whisky from The Blended Whisky Company. I’d never heard of this, but I must say that the name of the whisky is intriguing. Why are the distilleries lost? Why batch 10 (is it a specific blend)?

A bit of research and the Masters of Malt website indicates that the blend is of distilleries that have closed down; in this blend, we have Caperdonich, Rosebank, Imperial, Mosstowie, Glen Mhor, Glenisla, Glenlochy, Craigduff, Port Ellen and Brora, alongside grain from Port Dundas. I really like this idea, but am a bit sad that distilleries are closing down.

The whisky itself is pale, with a very delicate aroma of orange peel. It has far more bite to it than the nose would indicate, though, and a second check of the bottle confirms that it’s a very strong whisky at 51%. In fact, the flavour is really masked to my palate so I added a bit of water to it.

Immediately there are more flavours; dark chocolate, a touch of the orange from earlier, perhaps something a bit savoury as well. It’s remarkable how the water opens the whisky up, and I’d give it a 7/10.

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