Whiskybase ID
WB54798
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
The Blended Whisky Company (BlWC)
Number of bottles
97
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 may 2014 11:55 am by Chemist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 408.59

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4

7 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.93 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A whole mix of unique flavors using quality stuff from all distilleries. It was an interesting adventure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Interesting and restrained nose at first. Salted caramel, dried fruits, creamy peat and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful and a bit oily. Peat, caramel and peanut. Plum jam. Mango chutney. Pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, spicy, sweet.

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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blends H2H - Premium/Old in years/Old vintages Nas-50 years old 42 tasted.

    WB ID numbers then scores are for Nose/Palate/Finish

    Coilltean 1965 41 year 45% Samaroli - 38788 – 93/93/92
    Hankey Bannister 40 year 2013 44.3% - 56970 – 91/92/92
    Whyte & Mackay 30 year 40% (brown frosted bottle) - 53024 – 88/90/90
    Huntly Blend Fine Old Scotch Whisky 70 proof 1947 - 86946 – 88/90/89
    Cluny 12 year ceramic jug 40% 1980’s - 83945 – 88/90/89
    Dewar’s Ancestor 12 year De luxe 40% 1970’s- 76166 - 88/90/89
    The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4 50.9% - 54798 – 88/90/89
    Bell’s 20 year Royal Reserve 86 proof US bottle 1960’s - 160430 - 89/88/89
    Avonside 8 year 100 proof (57%) Jas Gordon & Co for Edward Giaccone 37844 – 87/89/88
    Bonnie Charlie 70 proof 1950’s Charles Kinloch - 134379 – 88/89/87
    Johnnie Walker Private Collection 2015 46.8% 64241 - 86/88/89
    Crawford’s 5 star 70 proof 1950’s spring cap 73230 – 87/88/88
    Warehouse Blend Cadenhead 36 year 1980 46% - 96875 – 87/88/88
    Logan De Luxe 12 year 43% 1970’s - 88950 -86/87/89
    The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 8 2016 53.1% 89988 – 87/87/88
    Old Parr 12 years old 12 year 43GL 1970’s - 184126 – 88/87/87
    Peter Thompson’s Beneagles Extra Special 1960’s - 202438– 85/88/88
    Grant’s Stand Fast 1960’s 70 proof - 180207 – 86/89/86
    Bell’s 12 year De Luxe 43% 1960’s 77249 - 86/88/87
    Johnnie Walker Private Collection 2017 46.8% 92872 – 86/87/88
    The Antiquary 1960’s 43.5% - 51196 - 85/88/87
    King of Scots ceramic decanter 43% Douglas Laing - 124076 – 87/86/87
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V 43% - 65357 -85/87/88
    Johnnie Walker Private Collection 2014 46.8% - 55329 – 85/87/87
    Peter Thompsons Extra Special Beneagles - 70 proof - 85/85/87
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label 43% - 51691 – 86/85/85
    The Perspective Series 21 year 2019 43% Berry Brothers - 128071 - 83/86/85
    Marchants Extra Special Gold Label 1950’s - 195920 – 84/85/85
    Dewar’s white label 1950’s 43% - 112196 - 83/84/85
    The Half Century Blend 50 year 2017 46.4% TBWC - 102090 - 85/84/83
    The Half Century Blend 50 year 2018? 47.3% TBWC - 105692 - 82/86/83
    The Antiquary 1950’s abv not specified - 86601 – 83/84/84
    Blended Scotch Whisky Batch 1 23 year 48.2% TBWC - 87320 -82/82/81
    Blended Scotch Whisky Batch 3 22 year 41.8% TBWC 112864 – 82/80/83
    Chivas Century of Malts 43% - 22249 - 84/81/78
    Ballantine’s 12 year 43% 1980’s - 57203 - 82/77/84
    Teviotdale 5 year 70 proof +/- 1970 - 183355 - 77/81/80
    The Half Century Blend 50 year 2016 45.5% TBWC - 87995 – 87/74/77
    Royal Salute 38 year Stone of Destiny 2014 40% - 71156 – 75/70/78
    White Heather 94 proof (US bottle) - 125387 - 72/74/73
    Grant’s 25 year Rare & Distinctive 40% - 53617 – 72/65/68
    Gilbey’s Spey Royal 1950’s 70 proof - 182584 – 70/50/55

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Re taste for a 40+ aged blends H2H.
    This is peatier than I remember but still in my view a really solid and tasty dram, well worth what I paid for this bottle.
    Down a few points from a few years back
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. whiskystore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Herbal and spicy, heather, overripe gooseberry, sandalwood, beeswax and toffee

    Taste: herbal, creamy and toffee notes, honey, heather notes

    Finish: i find it chewy and quite long with sweet herbal toffee notes

    Fantastic blend thanks for that sample lincolnimp

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I’m with Hs305 on this one, it’s a small batch (97 bottles), it really strikes me as a whisky that was blended to get rid of, rather than blended to make better. It’s not bad at all mind you, but if you’re going to toss around the name Port Ellen, Littlemill and Rosebank, with what I assume had a price to match (this is a sample), well it’s going to be critiqued. So I stand by hs305; good blend, but worth not more than £100
    • Nose
      87 87
      Slightly cardboardy, honey and herbs, perhaps even a little dill? Smells youthful, other than the husky cardboard notes. I certainly don’t detect any port ellen, that’s for sure. Rosebank...maybe, but it’s not obvious.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light mouthfeel, soft honey, oak spice and herbs, still a little cardboard, perhaps soft wax.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish is sweet turning dry with a little spice building.

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] What a nice marketing story with Port Ellen, Rosebank, Littlemill and the likes - but how many drops of the high-value stuff did they really add? It cannot be that much given the total outturn of 97 bottles only...

    ...and the much cheaper Miltonduff (that never was a lost distillery, by the way), Glen Keith, Imperial and Port Dundas dominate the overall profile clearly. The peaty notes of the Port Ellen are hard to catch and the floral-grassy Rosebank aromas pop up after a significant reduction only and still they are very shy. Do not get me wrong, this is a fine and delicate blend that is easy to quaff, no doubt. But to be honest, as a drinker I am not willing to spend more than 80 Euro on a bottle of such a quality...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is pale gold and the nose is very shy first but opens up after some breathing and offers fruits, honeys, waxes, spices and just a whiff of peat. Later more oily and mineral aromas join in but the neat nose stays rather restrained. Water does a great job to open up the nose further and adds some shy floral-grassy aromas and a toffee-caramel note.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is subtle and delicate and one to chew for minutes to unlock its full potential. All flavours are really shy and hide in the background unless they are forced to enter the stage (your tongue can do that, just push them through chewing). Again there are many different fruits and honeys in combination with fine barley sugars and spicy wooden notes, even the peaty flavours grow a little stronger now. But to be honest, I do not catch a lot of the Port Ellen, Rosebank or Littlemill trademark flavours...
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming but not really coating on the palate with a minor drying-metallic mouthfeel (that is a trademark characteristics of Port Ellen, usually). The finish is of medium length and adds no additional impressions and no distracting moments. Water releases more flavours on the palate - among them milk chocolate and nuts.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is an intensely perfumy and richly spicy concoction, the older whiskys definitely shine through. It has a particular charm as though it wasn't engineered, rather the "leftovers" were just married together. I really like this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite a restrained nose but it smells old with plenty of stewed fruit, brine, honey and pineapple with a faint hint of peat.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Much more peat than the nose suggested with bags of fruit, plum, mango, a little peach and pineapple. Some apple notes come in but the peat also grows. Icing sugar emerges with hints of coffee and praline with some faint nuttiness.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Quite long, remaining sweet but the peat keeps growing but never dominates.

      With water
      More fruit on the nose now and less peat, it smells like a bag of fruit gums now. The palate is the same more fruit and less peat, the fruit is huge and very moreish.
      Good medium finish

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the best blends I have ever had, Peaty when neat, fruity with a little water. Adding water really changes this one but it is very enjoyable,
    Moreish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The grain component in this is from Port Dundas distillery so it qualifies as a lost distillery because production stopped in 2011. While I am not sure how much grain is in there I have heard it is minimal?
    In 2014 the release price was £350, in my view that was very expensive so it will be interesting to see what this tastes like.

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