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The Lost Distilleries Blend (batch 6), 49.3%

Price: $512 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The sixth incarnation of Master of Malt's cult blend of closed distillery whiskies contains Port Ellen, Brora, Mosstowie, Glenisla, Imperial, Caperdonich, and Glen Mhor with grain whisky from Port Dundas. Apples and sugar browning in a pan, smooth driftwood, and dairy fudge, but with the Glenisla it's noticeably smokier than earlier batches. Sweet blancmange initially, before it soars to a tangy, spicy peak; the peat smoke backed by white pepper, ground ginger, peanuts, and florentines. Smokin' liquid history. (534 bottles)£350