Like the dinosaurs, the Greeks, and all other once great behemoths of human history, over half of Scotland’s classic whisky distilleries have been buried by the sands of time.
But legends don’t stay gone for too long; their greatness always resurfaces in newly imagined ways. For the Greeks, it was the medieval Renaissance and “healthy” yogurt; the dinosaurs had Jeff Goldblum and Co.; and the fallen scotch whisky distilleries have The Lost Distillery.
Despite sounding like an episode of the Hardy Boys, Lost Distillery is the preeminent name in historical whisky reclamation. They chase their whisky with history to create “present day expressions of legendary whiskies” nearly a century old; basically, they’re sending your tastebuds back in time.
The Lost Distillery Company has made us privy to three 92 proof single malt whiskies from their Classic Selection: Auchnagie (1812-1911), Gerston (1796-1882; 1886-1914), and Stratheden (1829-1926). We’ll send whichever whisky is best matured at the moment to showcase its legendary reputation.
Auchnagie honors the original Perthshire distillery’s local highland peats and high-mineral stream with a mixture of honeysuckle, soft citrus, and peppery spices. Gerston combines ripefruit, toffee, smokes, and spices to recreate the briny peat flavor and short “smuggler’s” still of the original Caithness distillery. And Stratheden utilizes Sherry casks and sparkling water to commemorate the salty, earthy water of the Lover’s Pool in Stratheden.
Scotland is so whisky-obsessed, they designed crystal glasses with a wide bowl and tapered mouth to best mature every bit of the whisky’s aroma and flavor. Drink whisky from anything but a Glencairn glass in Scotland, and they will kick you clean out of the country.
We’re also including a Vinturi whisky aerator for proper aeration and a set of slate coasters for classy presentation.
The Scotch Whisky Crate reclaims the boldest and best of whisky past for the tasting pleasures of the present.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.