Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic

Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic

Stratheden is a shuttered distillery that existed in Fife, Scotland in the Speyside region from 1829 to 1926. This whisky is Lost Distillery Company’s attempt at creating a blend to represent what a Stratheden may have tasted like.

This is part of a series of blind tastings from the “The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Edition” advent calendar. I do not know what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Macduff 2003 14yo (Single Cask Nation)
2. Wemyss Wooden Chest
3. Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic
4. Glen Moray 2008 9yo #5764 (Secret Spirits)
5. Craigellachie 12yo 2006 Cask Strength (Secret Spirits)
6. Exclusive Malts Islay Sherry Cask (Laphroaig)
7. Adelphi Breath of Speyside 2006 (11yo)
8. Balmenach 2004 13yo (Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask)
9. Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)
10. Royal Brackla 2006 11yo (Secret Spirits)
11. Wemyss Delicious Burst
12. Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic
13. Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)
14. Knockdhu 2009 9yo (A.D. Rattray)
15. Caol Ila 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
16. Wemyss Nectar Grove
17. Glentauchers 2008 10yo (Secret Spirits)
18. Glenallachie 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
19. Williamson (Laphroaig) 2005 13yo (A.D. Rattray)
20. Stones of Stenness Orkney Aged 18yo (Single Cask Nation)
21. Inchgower 1995 21yo (Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask)
22. Towiemore Archivist (Lost Distillery Company)
23. North British 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)
24. Inchmurrin 1996 21yo (Secret Spirits)
25. Glen Grant 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)

Distiller: Undisclosed
Bottler: Lost Distillery Company
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: Undisclosed
ABV: 43%
Age: Undisclosed
Cask type: Bourbon
Source: The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Ed.
Setting: Blind

Nose: Sweet white grape, pineapple, caramellized onions, vanilla, a far off smoke.
Palate: More prominent smoke, crushed leaves, little heat to be found.
Finish: Medium length smoky, sweet finish of pineapple and caramel.
Overall: A fair bit happening here. Some very enjoyable fruity notes on the nose mask the leafy smoke that is coming on the palate. A complex finish makes this something that can be analyzed and enjoyed. Good stuff.
Rank: 6
Reveal: Interesting that I got a fair bit of smoke in what is apparently an unpeated whisky. Palate fatigue, or yet another mixed up bottle?