Maverick Drinks

The Blended Whisky Company

The Lost Distilleries Blend, Batch 5

ABV 50.4%
REVIEWED Issue 122
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Brand: The Blended Whisky Company, Maverick Drinks
Expression: The Lost Distilleries Blend, Batch 5
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 50.4%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 122
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Juicy Fruit chewing gum, this has light tropical fruits all over it, backed with a good hit of vanilla ice cream.
Palate: The ABV isn't apparent as this is smooth as silk on the palate, hitting first with the vanilla flavour and moving swiftly towards delicate oak notes. With water this becomes a real drinker.
Finish: Slightly soft finish with a hint of tinned pineapple and grapefruit juice.
Comment: Dead easy to drink, neat. Even easier with water. Once opened, don't expect this to sit around. It demands to be poured and polished off. Not for sipping!
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Crisp, grainy but subtle with oiled Guyana-esque dried fruit. Edgy and brittle oak vanillins; light sawdust intimation. As the oak begins to dominate, the aromas retain freshness.
Palate: Grippy and gritty American oak; hints of coffee. Sultana dried fruit follows with a touch of dried apricot. Alcohol and tannins build but the light oils balance. Just!
Finish: Superb finish. Back-end loaded. Herbal with a coal smoke note. Sweeter as the rum-like fruits burst through the drying, grainy tannins.
Comment: Is this a 25 year old grain whisky? It certainly feels like one. Very impressive.
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