Lost Spirits Leviathan I Single Malt
American Single Malt
Lost Spirits // California, USA
Leviathian I is a single malt peated at a level of 110 ppm. Canadian-cut peat is used to smoke the Californian organic barley and is distilled in a custom-made wooden pot-still. This, the first release, Leviathan I, is matured in Californian late-harvest cabernet sauvignon casks. These casks were French oak, 53-gallon casks. Very limited availability.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask TypeFrench oak ex-late harvest California cabernet sauvignon
"Right off the bat, this whisky packs a wallop! Chocolate and rich black earth are the first aromas out of the gate, followed quickly by tanned leather book-covers and a slightly gamey note. Upon sipping this monster of a dram, the bitter chocolate and roasted game notes co-mingle, almost reminiscent of grilled meat with a mole sauce. Spicy chili pepper and a malty sweetness complete the ensemble. The finish is of medium length and the sweet malt is tamed by a bitter chocolate note. Wow. A challenging dram, not for the faint of heart, but well worth seeking out! "