(03 Jul 2013) WHISKY FROM THE PAST

I like so much the strange ideas because in every of them there is something brilliant! This introduction refers to the strange idea of “The Lost Distillery Company”. Why? Well “The Lost Distillery Company” is an independent boutique Scotch Whisky company with the idea to recreate  present day expressions of legendary whiskies that belonged to the craft of whisky distilling almost a century ago. With the help of Professor Michael Moss from The University of Glasgow, the company researches the 10 key components fundamental to recreate the whisky made almost a century ago.

Era, locality, water, barley, yeast, peat, mash tun, wash back, still and wood are the 10 key components.

Archivists and Whisky Makers, along with a panel of selected ‘noses’, attempt to bring to life the evidence before them. They create a blend of single malts from different distilleries and with different flavour profiles, tweaking the composition to sit easily with both the evidence of the archivist and the interpretation of the whisky makers.

The first two whiskies to be released later this year will be Stratheden (from Fife) and Auchnagie (from the Atholl Estate in Perthshire).

Popular prices announced (£40 -45); if you want to read something more visit “The Lost Distillery Company official website”.

If “The Lost Distillery Company” will be able to recreate the old spirits I don’t know… but I like dream….