The Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie (batch 2/1), 46%

Price: $65 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Auchnagie (1812-1911) was a southern Highland distillery that existed for close to a century near Balluinluig, south of Pitlochry. This reanimation is pale yellow in color with an abundance of young, green herbal, and foliage notes, with summer ferns, cardamom pods, and green tea. It has an ethereal, gossamer-like texture, with green apple, melon boats, and soft honey. As the layers peel away, the sweetness is dabbed with spices and black pepper before it peters out.