“What was once lost… has now been found!” Or so it would seem.. whisky wise that is! All part of the initiative to re-construct or in their terms “re-interpret” whiskies from lost distilleries closed years ago.
After checking out the Towiemore, we moved on to Gerston – which opened and closed then open and closed again (1796-1882 & 1886-1914). We sampled the Classic version…
Gerston Classic 43%
- Nose – Pure seaside! Lots of brine, sea salt, caramel, a hint of smoke, toffee covered almonds. The salt spray subdues after time….
- Palate – Soft, dry, bitter, lots of sweetness too, yet more than anything very dry with some peat
- Finish – A spicy finish – much more than anticipated – with lots of cinnamon
What did we think?
Hmmm…. I do believe that one mentioned “Talisker’s bastard child” or an Orkney offshoot…. this from a whisky aficionado who decidedly does NOT care for briney maritime style drams.
However if that’s your preferred style Gerston might just be up your alley.
Here is what the folks over at Lost Distillery have to say about Gerston:
- Ripe fruit, toffee, smoke & spice
Here is the Lost Distillery Trio that we sampled:
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