Lost Distillery Co.
A touch of Jurassic Park ...
You probably know Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park? In the cinema blockbuster, scientists use a few preserved DNA snippets to bring dinosaurs that have long since died back to life. The situation is similar with the Lost Distillery Company. The team of this independent bottler resurrects long forgotten distilleries - or at least their whiskeys. In addition, the hunters of the lost taste work scientifically.
Together with a team of whiskey historians around Prof. Michael Moss from the University of Glasgow, all available information on the distilleries of the past is meticulously researched. These include, but are not limited to, the properties of the stills, washbacks, and mash tuns, ingredients commonly used in the region, such as barley, water, and yeast, as well as geographic features and individual distillation techniques. A total of ten so-called key components are examined by the Lost Distillery experts and reconstructed as exactly as possible. The resulting taste profiles are then modeled as true to the original as possible - by carefully grinding selected single malts from today working distilleries. A kind of taste time travel. Welcome to the exciting Jurassic Whiskey Park!
Which whiskey do they make?
Three series - Classic Selection, Archivist Collection and Vintage Collection - are currently offering blended malt whiskeys that are based on and bear the name of the malts of the lost distilleries Stratheden, Gerston, Auchnagie, Jericho, Towiemore and Lossit.
speciality of the House
As already described above, the Lost Distillery Company has a very clear profile: Here, only blended malt whiskeys are made (formerly often called Vatted Malts), which reflect the style of previous distilleries. Especially exciting is the time travel with the "born again", award-winning Jericho.
Facts & figures about The Lost Distillery Company
Founded: 2013 by Scott Watson and Brian Woods
Owners: Scott Watson and Brian Woods
Address: Kilmarnock KA1 2BY Scotland