Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Sherry Seasoned French Oak
59.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2014 9:56 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.90

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18 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lost Spirits Umami

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.33 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very exciting whiskey that tastes good to me, complex and sophisticated in taste I like it indeed 87 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      Sherry with cucumber water, salty, smoky, floral peat, furniture polish / shoe polish, plastic / gum, cumin, lilac, ham, sharply, a nose - no alcohol in the nose!
    • Taste
      burned gum in red wine sauce, is now the roast burned or a rubber cell in the pot .. sweetened caramel, floral note, salty is the sauce as if it were ham, on the palate slightly burned plastic with sweet cowslips, sweeter at the back, smokes on the palate peaty with sweet note
    • Finish
      In the finish, the whiskey tastes delicious, remains medium in length, ends with chocolate and honey in the smoke and finishes with pepper

  2. krucki scored this whisky 5 points Expert Senior

    By far the worst whiskey I've ever had in a glass. When meeting 5 friends, all but the owner spat out the sip again.
    The taste is reminiscent of dried meat, bacon, brine combined with burnt gum. There is an unpleasant sour note in the finish. No harmony, just bad notes.

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Generally it works artificially, but has very interesting notes that somehow fit together. Tasty and sometimes something reminiscent of a Laphroaig, especially in the finish.
    • Nose
      Immediately fleshy, fatty sherry, tomato paste, some smoke could also be described as menthol, towards BBQ, pastry-paprika, some ink, solvents, but also a bit "green" with hay seeds
    • Taste
      Strong onset, but not alcoholic, the strong sherry, cherries, between the BBQ smoke, a little oily and sour, then it goes with tannins in the finish
    • Finish
      the sour one reappears and mingles with the smoke and tannins and stays quite long

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Blind Sample:

    Turbid gold

    Leather. Thick, tart leather. And smoke. Scorched gauze bandage. Damp forest floor. Moss. Nadelholzsaunaaufguß. Slightly stewed plastic and shoe wax. I'm just struggling to get behind the previously nasty. Herbe herbs and roasting chestnuts. I'll leave it ...
    I mean, that port wine-lovers come through now.

    Pleasantly smoky start. Then comes a nice load of herbs and spices. Pickled berry jam. Some honey. Maritime notes and some chocolate. I mean to taste some youth. Also in the taste wood and this taste, if you breathe deeply after the rain in the forest and the forest "tastes". The alcohol beats something on the tongue. Some lemon comes after.

    Medium. Smoke, leather, slightly metallic and some bitterness of espresso.

    He was not that bad. Or is the Big Chiliburger the one I had previously blamed. ? (

    My tip is a NAS Islay whiskey with port wine finish. 46%

  5. Dieter_W scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very oblique part. I'm actually on weird guys. But it's a bit too spicy and alcoholic. He even had a lot of smoke that I did not taste.
    Thank you Tom na Gruagaich for the great experience
    • Nose
      sweet on the nose, grape must, molasses. Something artificial, like chewing gum.
    • Taste
      Exactly the opposite, bitter licorice-spicy and alcoholic. Not very complex
    • Finish

  6. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not mine, that jerky, fermented, putrid. Although with a lot of power, but quite one-dimensional. wlk 17-10
    • Nose
      Uh, that's cute ... goes towards artificial fruit sweetness, Hubbabubba Green Apple. Behind it something spicy and at the same time putrid. Gammelige Äpel on a meadow orchard. Fermented grapes, slightly stinging alcohol. The artificial sweetness passes over time, the rotten apples remain.
    • Taste
      Very strong onset, dry, dry, bitter. A feeling as if he were sliding straight from his tongue, only hitting the inside walls of his mouth - but pretty neatly. In spite of its power, it is thin at the same time, it initially eludes a revelation of the aromas ... Then: the fermented fruit from the nose, foul fruit, rancid butter, spicy spices.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, tart, red wine, fermented grapes, pepper.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great thing, more pleasing than the Leviathans, without having lost any bite. A little salt is also formed and a bit what martimes. But above all, independent character and yet delicious. I always like that.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, fermented fruit, slightly musty, grape juice, slightly angegoren. But also a certain maritime freshness, to which the fermented also fits, beach, algae etc. Then the typical Canadian peat influence, which is so very special and peculiar. Amazingly, he comes quite complacent, despite the 59%, and quite whiskey typical, the Leviathans are already a different league. You can also enjoy this here.
    • Taste
      In the mouth very strong, here the 59% come to fruition, to the heaviest peat smoke, burnt rubber, salt, citrus, undefined fruit, a slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Amazingly soft, slightly bitter, but distinct peat notes, like burnt leaves, some gum, very special, yet well integrated in a subtle sweetness (slightly fermented) and a pleasant bitterness at the end. Very long.

  8. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Highly interesting and consistent. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Nose
      Very cute. Fermented grape, apple, cognac flavors. But also something spicy-bitter. In addition the cooling alcohol.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Ashy smoke, at the same time sweet again. Bitter-salty liquorice, fermented fruit, grape must, some oak.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, some smoke, grape seeds, some oak.

  9. svenske2015 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Review by Serge Valentin of whiskeyfun.com:

    Lost Spirits ‘Umami’ (59%, OB, American peated single malt, +/-2014)  Peated to 100ppm using Canadian peat. Matured in used French Oak casks from Napa according to the owners' website, in sherry seasoned French oak according to the label. The mystery thickens... Oh and it was 'fermented using sea salt brine from the Pacific Ocean'. Colour: gold. Nose: something else again, even more unlikely, and even more interesting as well. Same feeling of burning tyres and leaven, but there’s something else… Brand new wellies for sure, but also… seawater? I think the combo works greatly, I especially love the fact that despite the fact that (hmm, too many facts, S.) this is obviously young spirit, the distillers haven’t only resorted to hyperactive oak. No need water! Mouth: there are similarities with Calafia, but above all, there’s a very unlikely briny side that… oh hell, I enjoy. It’s like drinking seawater from an old fishing harbour. You may add a slice of lemon. Finish: extremely long, actually rather less smoky than Calafia at this point, but just as pumpernickely (stop it, S.!) Comments: it’s pretty usless to try to score this one worse, or better than Calafia. All codes, barriers and tasting semantics have already been broken anyway. SGP:566 - 85 points.


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