Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar
Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 16

Singlemalting #182 – Day 16 – 4th Edition SWAC – Lost Distillery Company Lossit Classic

Today we take another peek behind history’s curtain at another Distillery recreation by Lost Distillery Company. Lossit Distillery was on Islay between 1817 and 1867. You can get a thorough grounding in the history and story of Lossit at the Lost Distillery Website. This is a very cool recreation especially for Islay fans. Lets see what this take on a very old distillery is like in our glass.

Lossit Distillery on Islay

Lost Distillery Company Lossit Classic Blended Malt – bottled at 43% ABV

Colour:   Wedding ring gold

Nose:    Smoky hot chocolate topped with a cardamon pod.

Palate:    Light earth and chocolate continue. Islay distilleries at that time used peat as a function of malting the barley but were not as obsessed with infusing each whisky with as much peat as possible.

Finish:  Warming, earthy with some white chocolate making its mark on the finish intermingling with the still persistent milk chocolate. This is a really nice dram and would be a good transition for those wanting to dip their toe into the Islay waters.

Scottish Milk and White chocolate together

We can’t know for certain of course without our own time machine if the boys at Lost Distillery have this close to the original. I think though with the amount of homework they do for each expression this would be a very close guess. One thing for sure these Lost Distillery drams bring another spectrum of flavors to the whisky world.

On Day 16 in the 3rd edition we had the excellent Samaroli Islay 2016 edition.

Tomorrow we start our run towards Christmas with something older and sherried from our Italian connection Samaroli.

As always head on over to check out a true master of his craft at Scotch Trooper. It has been a real privilege to have him work with us this year and I can hardly wait to see what he has in store for Christmas day. It’s going to be a hard act to follow for whoever takes up the guest blogging spot for our 5th edition.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow as we share a Samaroli dram together.





  1. Jason Marshall says:

    Superb dram! My favourite of all the Lost Distillery recreations so far. Was surprised to learn Lossit was from Islay, as the peat level is rather subtle (damned near perfect in my palate’s opinion — it’s present, but far from the overbearing peatiness of most of today’s Islays). Nice work, Jonathan, looking forward to #17 this evening!

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