The Lost Distilleries Blend, Batch 6

Well, lookie here! Last year's Christmas eve dram makes a reappearance in this year's number 19 slot. That bodes well for the final countdown to Christmas Day! The Lost Distilleries blend, as the name suggests, is a blend of whiskies from shuttered distilleries. Batch 6 contains malt whisky from Mosstowie, Port Ellen, Glenisla, Imperial, Caperdonich, Glen Mhor, and Brora, with grain whisky from Port Dundas. It was limited to 534 bottles that sold for around $450 each. This should be fun...

Behind window #19: The Lost Distilleries Blend, Batch 6, 49.3% alc., SOLD OUT (but 3cl sample is £18/$27)

C: Extra virgin olive oil

N: Complex and beautifully integrated with pine resin, pear drops, and distant farmyard

P: Velvety texture with a nutty sweetness that presents notes of toasted hazelnuts in toffee, however, there are also lighter lemony/grassy notes to bounce off the heavier sweet notes

F: Excellent length with a lingering oily mouthfeel that holds flavors of wildflower honey, milk chocolate, and lightly salted almonds

In conclusion: A tremendous blended whisky! Obviously the price is prohibitive to most but it's well worth treating yourself to a sample for the experience of an expertly crafted blend.

Sincere thanks to Master of Malt's Drinks by the Dram for the sample.