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- 54.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- United States
- Added on
- 16 Feb 2017 5:19 pm by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Lost Spirits Abomination - The Sayers of the Law
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points
- N - 86 smoky peat, cranberry, bacon bits, rubber, sweet lemon
P - 82 Thin, hot, peat, salty, not as sweet as the nose, menthol, herbs
F - 84 Medium long, herbs and menthol peat do stick around awhile
Has a good nose, but is thin and punchy. The herbs/menthol leave a nice long finish with the peat, but are out of place and lack sweetness in the palate to balance.
- This showed a nice cohesiveness that was exemplified by more complex notes that we sometimes can appreciate in peated Scotch. So I think we need a few more chapters to judge if this method can lead to fast-matured spirit that can compete with our beloved Scotch single malts. I wonder if we should compare them at all, or if this ultra-fast maturation just leads to a completely new type of whiskey-like spirit.
There is also peat smoke, clearly, but I detect more fruits, in particular citrus fruits and apricots. The sweetness is much more coherent with the smoke, marshmallows melting in a smouldering bonfire. In addition, there is a vegetable and herbal side to this, I cannot directly find which ones, but it is a nice addition. Well, I think this one is much better, and I find it slightly different from your normal Scotch.
Peat and sweet, and not (too) much detectable wood influence. I find sugar, citrus fruits, melting together into citrus candies reminiscent of my youth. The wood influence feels indeed like a wine finish. The development goes interestingly enough into a grassy, sandy and slightly oily direction. There are also some apricot kernels, some pencil shavings and a bourbon-like grittiness. A much better experience, this second time-lapse.
More of the above.
- This is far more drinkable and composed than I would have imagined possible.This is a strong dram reminiscent of Laphroaig CS or PX. Hence, I would speculate that the base Islay malt for this is Laphroaig as it has that Iodine, maritime taste and Beam is an American (Japanese owned) company. 84.
Strong on alcohol at first but with some spiciness, cinnamon & clove, and prune like fleshy fruit. Light oak. Hints of rubber and menthol. With water a sour mustiness and iodine nose appears.
Good powerful taste. Malty. Strong phenolic peat, tarry & maritime, iodiney & medicinal, which coats the inside of your mouth. Also spicy with white pepper and cinnamon. Hints of cocoa powder and coffee grounds. With water the iodine and tar strengthens leaving it even more medicinal in taste.
Medium finish that fades to leave tar and cocoa powder behind coating the inside of your mouth
- Similar statement to The Crying of the Puma: https://www.whiskeybase.com/whiskies/whiskey/92780/lost-spirits-abomination-the-crying-of-the-puma The whiskey is powerful, but not young. This one has a bit too much bitterness, so a few prints in the B-note.
Darker, not as sweet as "The Crying of the Puma", it lacks the fruit notes, but more dark chocolate, BBQ sauce, coffee, roasted aromas. The slight sweetness in the background seems almost a little youthful to me.
Sweet, spicy, burned bacon, lots of pepper and a good deal of bitter aromas, cocoa, bitter oak, espresso, almost too much.
first bitter, then comes the peat smoke and a subtle oak aroma, barely sweet and slightly astringent at the end.
- Undoubtedly a very good spirit, and it certainly rival mature counterparts from Islay. When tasting both of the Abomination whiskies, I couldn't help but be reminded of the Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength.
It displays similar aromas of vegetal peat and sauerkraut. A big whiff of cinnamon and also smoked peppers, followed by licorice, cocoa powder and burnt coffee.
Very savoury. Smoky barbecue notes accompanied by a hit of pepper and peat smoke, with iodine also making an appearance. Finally a whisper of strong, dark coffee.
Coffee, before returning to iodine and peat. Long.