Day Nineteen in the Whisky Advent Calendar
*In this series, I’m working my way through the 2015 Master of Malt Whisky Advent. I had surgery in the middle, so we’re behind on the official dates.
For the very first time, we get to try a product specifically from Master of Malt! And once again , it’s here to reinforce that blended whiskies can be really great tasting whisky.
The Lost Distilleries Blends are whiskies blended from various distilleries (both malt and grain) that have sadly closed their doors and no longer operate. Each batch is made up of different distilleries, and they’re created by “The Blended Whisky Company” which was established in 2011.
According to their site, the Lost Distilleries Blend; Batch 7 is made up of Port Ellen, Caperdonich, Mosstowie, Glenisla, Glenlochy and Imperial Scotch malt whiskies as well as grain from Port Dundas.
That’s quite the family tree!
Right up front, I find bits of spice in the nose. It reminds me of the Fettercairn I had a few days back, but it’s a bit creamier. Think of vanilla, cream cheese and a hint of smoke. Actually, now that I think about it, I think the smoke is responsible for what I first interpreted as spice. Either that, or there is rye grain in this blend somewhere.
This is really tasty. It would hold its own with any blend I’ve had from Compass Box, and it’s got a bit more punch to the taste. Now that I’ve tasted it, I definitely think there is rye in this mix somewhere.
But the final flavor finishes with the rich sweet taste that the nose promised.
The after taste is smoke and cream. Like really dark espresso with two cubes of sugar and Devonshire Cream.
I’d buy a bottle if I could find the stomach to drop the $500 necessary to get it to Austin, TX from Master of Malt.