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A true legend, Auchnagie is the first release from The Lost Distillery Company. Auchnagie was situated in the hamlet of Tulliemet near Ballinluig in Perthshire and was also known as Tulliemet distillery at one point in its existence. It takes its name from the Gaelic, Achadh after Gaoidhe meaning 'the wind of the fields'.
First built around 1812, was situated in an area Auchnagie of Scotland tat was home to many farm distilleries. All of These have now bone lost to the world with the notable exceptions of Glen Turret and Edradour. Glenturret is now the home of The Famous Grouse and, as Such, has come a long way from its humble beginnings.
Auchnagie had a varied and somewhat unstable existence. In its 100 years of distilling it no Fewer than seven owners, from the founder James Duff to its final owner John Dewar & Sons, Auchnagie was owned by Peter Dawson when it received a visit from the great whiskey explorer, Alfred Barnard had. The distillery was not distilling during Barnard's stay and he recorded his visit as follows:
The whole of this beautiful Strath Tay is one continued scene of the beauty of nature in its simplest, widest, and most imposing richness and still mess of the whole; the fragrant birches, hazels graceful, rolling hills of the greenest verdure, and background of mountains all form some of the richest pictures on All which the eye could wish to gaze. At the time of our visit to the Distillery Auchnagie works had ceased operation, as the weather was too hot for Malting. The distillery Consists of a barley loft, Malting still, and mash house, and a few other buildings, spirit-including stores and warehouse accommodation for 40,000 gallons. The water used comes from the Auchnagie hills, and the makeup is Highland malt. Only peats Brought from Loch Broom are used in drying the malt. One exciseman is employed at the distillery who informed us That he leads quite a pastoral life here, and spends his summer days in his little garden and farmyard.
In 1912, Auchnagie distillery was dismantled and lost to the world.
Nicely balanced malt, reminiscent of Clynelish, but with an added hint of peat (very refined).
Nose: honey, wax, liquorish and that subtle smoke
Palate: honey and wax again, a pleasant bitterness, malty, followed by that hint of peat smoke (a drop of water amplifies the whole event)
Finish: medium-long, the youthfulness is apparent, but in a good way (no drying oak).
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