Lost Spirits Abomination The Crying of the Puma, 54%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

An aggressive punch of peat—creosote, tar, rubber, and seaweed—mingles with wood spice, butterscotch, vanilla pudding, and red apple on the nose. The palate shows charred meat, charred wood, earthy smoke, crème brûlée, and red apple flavors. The short, ashy finish satisfies with dark chocolate and black pepper. At such a high proof, it takes water well and develops in the glass.

This whisky has been matured using alternative aging technology.

Actual Time in Barrel: 18 months;

Processing: Multiple peated malt distillates are aged in Scotland, then blended, exported, and put through Lost Spirits' reactor with pieces of toasted oak treated with Riesling wine.