Lost Distillery Gerston Vintage
Lost Distillery // Highlands , Scotland
Lost Distillery is a malt whisky blender that specializes in recreations of Scotch from lesser known closed distilleries. Gerston, located in Halkirk in Caithness in the north, existed as two iterations: 1) from 1796 - 1882 as a small production peated whisky produced by the Swanson family with a production capacity of 80,000 gallons per year and 2) from 1886 - 1914 as a much higher capacity, more corporate production that was unpeated. The LD version of Gerston is based on old log books and close examination of the factors that would have contributed to the whisky's flavor, such as local water and grain sources, peat, type of still used and wooden barrels. The vintage version of Gerston uses a blend of malts aged between 15 - 38 years.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"As with some older Scotches, this one feels a bit hot going down. The peat influences are more soft and elegant than the Deluxe version, with less of a medicinal bite. Some vanilla and warm spice, especially nutmeg, play into it, but the flavor is mostly contributed by the rubbery brine and pipe tobacco smoke. Its musty heat sizzles quickly into the finish."