All right, no need to introduce this one too much. Gold medal at the “International Wine & Spirit Competition” 2015 and gold at the “World Whiskies Awards” 2014 (Category : Scotch Blend No Age Statement).
This is probably a highlight of this Advent Calendar name and reputation wise, let’s see if it is taste wise.
Name: The Lost Distilleries Blend - Batch 6
Distillery: Mosstowie, Port Ellen, Glenisla, Imperial, Caperdonich, Glen Mhor, Brora, Port Dundas
Bottler: The Blended Whisky Company
Type: Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottle size: 3cl
Nose: Sweet and creamy. Incredible balance here, it starts on fresh fruits known as grapes, plums and apricots and switches towards hazelnuts, sweet caramel, white chocolate and molasses. Damn that smells so good, I could enjoy that for hours. After some time there is another layer with grapefruits and lemon.
Palate: Winey. Begins on light caramelized pineapples, grapes, then continues on milk chocolate, butterscotch and once again molasses giving a rum~ish side to the palate. It doesn't lack power and doesn't overdo it either: the bottling strength has been rightly selected (or this is cask strength and they didn't have a choice). Yellow fruits now... oh there is so much going on that I have trouble describing it, and the sample is going out. You know what ? I'm gonna stop now and enjoy that last sip to the fullest.
Finish: Long, sweet and warm on grapes, toffee and plums.
Overall: Oh so excellent. It doesn't even that much power to provides all those flavors as the balance and subtlety is astonishing. All those fruits, that richness ! Oh how I wish I had more of it. I do not like giving scores (I'm actually looking for an alternative notation system), especially with small quantities like this, but if I had to do it I would certainly score it very, very (and I mean VERY) high.