Nose: Sea breeze is quickly joined by richness and a little fruit before a big dollop of creamy, vanilla flecked ice cream joins the party. Top notes of cut grass develop alongside caraway, a touch of ash and lemon cake as well as a small sprig of mint and dusting of cinnamon.
Palate: Further complexity is revealed on a glorious palate of summer berries in vanilla cream, orange blossom water, caramelised red apples, warming, rich oak and a hint of the ocean as well as a touch of smoke.
Finish: Dried fruit notes emerge with custard and more of that glorious, slightly smoky, oak - the Port Ellen and Brora contributing throughout with integrated subtlety.
Overall: A profoundly delicious and complex blend of historic whiskies. The Lost Distilleries Blend, as always, does these closed meccas of whisky proud.