Lost Spirits Leviathan I
Added on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.00 % Region: California
  Price: $55 Availability: Specialty Stores
A single cask, single malt peated with Canadian peat, bottled at Cask Strength, aged in late harvest cabernet casks and peated to 110 ppm.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on the Leviathan has a new make quality similar to the Lost Spirits Seascape, very malty, also with some smoky mezcal notes. On the palate I expected a peat assault, but it's more of that smoky mezcal. The finish has peat notes, but also lots of dark chocolate. The finish has barbecue ash. If I was blind tasting this, I most certainly would have guessed that it was a smoky mezcal. 

[Cask #2] 


N: Initially strong with vegetal and slightly sour notes. A vaguely rubbery peat comes in after; some malty sweetness - like diastatic malt. Almost faintly piney. Like a sugary campfire... 


P: Hot! Sweet! Chili oil, malty sweetness. Cayene pepper, white pepper and - yes - rubber. Hints of powdered sugar.


F: Peppery. The balloon-like rubber notes continue. Faintly vegetal, but very faint. Light chili oil, moderate lasting heat.


This is better than Seascape. Despite the higher peat, I get more nuance. It's hot & young and has that rubbery note I'm not a huge fan of but it's not bad.




Light golden color. I really like the nose which has peat (a lot!), fire and oak (kind of like a burning bush smell), and chocolate cookies. The palate is also very peaty, and also features newspaper and vinegar; it is also very earthy. The draw is very nice and lingers for quite some time. Cask #7. [2/14/13, retaste 8/7/13] 
Weird and waxy.  Thin on the palate with licorice, burnt anise and no finish. 

n: burnt marshmallow on campfire, cayenne pepper, corn tortillas, vegetal.


t: follows the nose; weirdly sweet and spicy at the same time. Red spices, chili oil, and burnt mango. Finish is earthy with this weird dry rubber note that I do not enjoy.  [C-/D+]

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