Lost Distillery Stratheden Vintage
Lost Distillery // Lowlands , Scotland
Many distilleries in Scotland have been "lost" since the 20th century. Through distillery log books and extensive research about grains, water sources, barrel types and distilling methods, Lost Distillery "finds" them. Stratheden, located in Auchtermuchty in Fife, was owned by 3 generations of the Bonthrone family from 1829 - 1926. It was made with an unusual strain of 6-row barley (most modern Scotch is made with 2-row), dried with Orkney peat, and they were known for their "splendid water source" from the Eden river. This recreation of Stratheden Vintage is a blend of malts aged between 15 and 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.
"The nose has a pleasant fig jam aroma with sweet spices. The palate is a mixture of dried and fresh orchard fruits, nutmeg and honey. The peat flavor is well pronounced, but on the sweet side rather than the medicinal, briny variety. All these flavors play well together, but come to a sudden full stop that leaves flamey tread marks in its path."