Lost Spirits Calafia

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated American Single Malt
Hungarian Oak Casks
58.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
02 Sep 2014 7:06 pm by j.nolti

Average value

€ 84.90

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17 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lost Spirits Calafia

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.87 points

  1. tomrules scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fresh pine wood. Reminds me of Floki

  2. tomrules scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fresh pine wood. Reminds me of Floki

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It even went quite well, there is a sense of integrity, mergeness, balance is good, the fortress is perfectly inscribed, strange, but with a pronounced character and individuality, has something to do with tasting. You can forget about the water - the flavor becomes more peaty, the taste / finish - more harsh and peppery-rubber, but at the same time more sweet.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, peat and fresh raw rubber on the background of medicinal herbs and medical, mix-tablet notes; rubber glue, raw sawdust, wet noble wood, dry leaves - apple, pear; moistened emery stone, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, spicy oak in the frame of rubber and peat, peppery wave, sweetness, machine oil, cinnamon, vanilla, herb bitter.
    • Finish
      Oily, enveloping, spicy oak, kvasnoe wort, light beer bitterness (dark), fried deep-fried pies with jam, light rubber notes with a metallic taste in the background.

  4. svenske2015 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Review by Serge Valentin of whiskeyfun.com:

    Lost Spirits ‘Calafia’ (58%, OB, American peated single malt, +/-2014)  The malt for this insane baby was peated to 80ppm using peat from a private Californian island. The website claims that it was matured in used French Oak casks from Napa but the label says that it was matured exclusively in Hungarian oak casks. Bah, that's Europe anyway. Colour: gold. Nose: I have one question for you, can you smoke a blend of mashed potatoes and bread dough using tyres? Because this is exactly how it ‘noses’, and I’m afraid I’m a sucker for both fresh bread and tyre smoke. You got it, I’m very fond of this ‘unlikely’ nose. Reminds of a brand new Harley I had bought twenty years ago. Other than that, a little honey and speculoos. Drop water! Mouth: what the hell is this? The oak feels more, and comes with more burnt sugar/honey, but all the rest is unheard of in whiskey. Caper brine? New tyres marinated in grappa? Cooked limoncello? Smoked liquorice? Grated hevea wood? Cherry stem tea? Hold on, I’ve encountered cherry stem tea before in whiskey… Finish: very long and rather breadier. Rubber-smoked pumpernickel. Comments: true whiskey for bored whiskey enthusiasts. Would awaken a dead Malt Maniac. SGP:566 - 85 points.


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