The Lost Distillery Co. is an exciting new project, conceived by Scott Watson and Brian Woods. There are around hundred distilleries that have closed during the past century, and we would have never known what those single malts tasted like. Until this day. The whiskys are a modern interpretation, rather than an exact replica, all of them are non chill-filtered, and have no caramel coloring added (the process if chill-filtration did not exist at that time and the caramel coloring was not invented yet).
Auchnagie Distillery (or Tullymet as it was later known) existed from 1812 to 1911 and was located near the hamlet of Tulliemet, approximately 6 miles South East of Pitlochry in Perthshire. The land in this area is rural, a mixture of pasture and rolling hills, with ample supply of water flowing off of the high ground. Local farms in the area (from the 17th century) were built next to the streams, and many generated power by water wheel. Auchnagie Distillery augmented its water supply by constructing a water pool just above the distillery site – the remains of this can be seen to this day.
The Lost Distillery Auchnagie is a beautiful replica of the long gone spirit, woven from several single malts to showcase the true character of the distillery (It is technically a blended malt whisky, but we like to think of it as a single malt). Bottled at 46% alc/vol.
NOSE: Notes of earthy minerals, dried citrus, peaches and malted grains.
PALATE: Creamy vanilla and fruits, with undertones of light peat, flowers and caramel.
FINISH: Long with just a hint of smoke.