‘The Lost Distilleries Blend’ has received top honours winning the award for the World’s Best Blended Whisky at the recent Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards.
This marks the first World Whiskies Awards win for The Blended Whisky Company and for ‘The Lost Distilleries Blend’.
‘The Lost Distilleries Blend’ is a supremely complex and elegant Blended Scotch Whisky made exclusively from spirit distilled at now silent distilleries.
Whisky creator and blender Ben Ellefsen said, “We couldn’t be more proud that ‘The Lost Distilleries Blend’ has won the award for the World’s Best Blended Whisky.”
It is available exclusively from Master Of Malt.
For the past eight years, whisky giant Suntory has taken the top honours six times in the World’s Best Blended Whisky category, winning four times with Hibiki 12 Year Old and twice with Hibiki 30 Year Old.
More than 300 whiskies were entered into the competition, and each whisky is sampled and judged by a panel of impartial whisky authorities from the fields of journalism, distilling, blending, ambassadorship and retailing.
Nose: Remarkably complex with orchard fruit, sultana and a little sea breeze that develops into fragrant spice and some papaya. There’s a hint of tarragon too, shiny red apple skins polished with a chamois leather, lemon slices and plenty of crème brûlée.
Palate: Immediately attention grabbing with exquisite, creamy mouthfeel. There is stunning interplay and great balance between rich, sweet malt and satisfying oak, as well as tropical fruit and more glorious red apple. Islay peat adds further interest and some perfectly measured cigar box character.
Finish: Very long, apple lovingly caramelised in golden sugar eventually gives up its stage to a delicate wisp of smoke that dances teasingly before finally taking a bow.
Overall: A simply incredible blend of truly historic whiskies. Complex, perfectly balanced and exciting throughout.