Compass Box The Lost Blend
Compass Box // Scotland
The Lost Blend has two meanings: 1) It refers to an O. Henry short story about friends who conspire to create a spirit that will have magical effects for those who drink it. 2) It was made to resemble a past/discontinued Compass Box release, Eleuthera, which used "lost" malts from closed distilleries such as Brora. This one uses 80% unpeated Highland and 20% peated Islay malts that are aged almost 2 decades. It comes in 3 different label designs that feature once everyday items which are now "lost" in the collective conscious. Be warned: with only some 120,000 bottles produced, it will live up to its name soon enough.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"Despite its deceptively light color, the flavor is big, rich and smoky. A layer of honey, pear and citrus peel rises to the surface after the initial sip, and then some vanilla makes it appearance. In other words, different elements manage not to get "lost" by the smoke, and end in a balanced finish."