Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic

Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic

Auchnagie is a very old shuttered distillery lost to time, open for 100 years from 1812 to 1911. This is a fun little project from The Lost Distillery Company where they have made a blended malt in an attempt to recreate something that would taste like Auchnagie. Little information is given about the source of the components of the blend.

This is 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
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: Undisclosed
ABV: 43%
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar (5th Edition)
Setting: Blind

Nose: Sweet strawberries and cream, honey, frosted cereal, minty toothpaste, some sulfur/ammonia. Sweet, interesting, but ultimately simple nose.
Palate: Light and friendly, malt candy, apricot, not a whole lot here. Very friendly.
Finish: Very light and short finish with a whisper of smoke and dried stonefruit.
Overall: A very friendly and unchallenging whisky that would be well at home as a background whisky. It is not interesting enough to be a contemplative dram.
Rank: 4