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Lost Spirits Abomination - The Sayers of the Law

Overall rating
83.84/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB92781
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
us United States
Added on
16 Feb 2017 5:19 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 63.45

3 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

69 × in collection

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

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      84 84
      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.
    • Finish
      83 83
      More of the above.

  4. M134481 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium finish that fades to leave tar and cocoa powder behind coating the inside of your mouth

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, burned bacon, lots of pepper and a good deal of bitter aromas, cocoa, bitter oak, espresso, almost too much.
    • Finish
      first bitter, then comes the peat smoke and a subtle oak aroma, barely sweet and slightly astringent at the end.

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Coffee, before returning to iodine and peat. Long.

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