The Lost Distillery Company - In Search of Lost Treasures
In the late 19th and 20th centuries, over half of all malt whisky distilleries in Scotland closed. The Lost Distillery Company has taken on the task of researching the single malts that were thought to have been lost and, together with a team of whisky historians, researching the production methods of the former distilleries. Among other things, they are investigating the type of stills, heat sources, soil conditions, wood and raw materials such as barley, water or yeast. The Lost Distillery has recreated the resulting flavour profiles by blending single malts from different distilleries in specific Scottish regions, reinterpreting long-lost whiskies.
The Lost Distillery Company Brand House
The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Estate, one of Scotland's finest stately homes, was saved for the nation by His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 2007. The Lost Distillery Company is the only company on this stunning 2,000 acre estate, home to the global team along with our bespoke whisky room.
The Lost Distillery Distilleries
- Auchnagie Distillery Auchnagie Distillery was located near the hamlet of Tulliemet, about 10km south east of Pitlochry in Perthshire.
- The Dalaruan Distillery has an unusual story about how its founder, Charles Colvill, once had to share a hotel bed on Islay with a visiting taxman who told him at length about the whisky industry on the island. Charles gave up being a wandering cartwright (wagon maker) and turned to distilling with considerable success.
- The story of Gerston Whisky is the story of two distilleries, known as Gerston One and Gerston Two. Gerston One was a family owned distillery with typically small production, producing high quality spirits that were in demand both domestically and abroad.
- Lossit was founded in 1817 and was the largest whisky producer on Islay during the industry's formative years.
- Jericho Distillery was founded in 1822 by William Smith, a deeply religious farmer and brother of a preacher from the nearby parish of Oyne.
- Alexander Bonthrone (1798-1890) founded the distillery in 1829, when he was 31 years old, and worked the stills for the next six decades, almost until his death in 1890 - making him one of Scotland's oldest distillers.
- Towiemore Distillery began life in one of the whisky industry's brightest periods, and continued to produce through its worst. Built in 1897 in the parish of Botriphnie outside Dufftown, Towiemore distilled for just thirty years.
More information about The Lost Distillery Company
|Company Name:||Lost Distillery Company Scotland Limited|
|City:||KA1 2BY Kilmarnock|
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|Company Group:||LDC Scotland Limited|