Abomination whiskey starts its life as 12-18 month old peated island malt. At the Lost Spirits Lab, oak staves are seasoned with Late Harvest Riesling and used to further mature the whiskey with Bryan Davis’ patent-pending technology. Because Riesling is matured in steel, the “used” oak staves exist only in their lab, creating a whiskey that probably shouldn’t exist.
‘The Sayers of the Law’ is made using charred American Oak, ‘The Crying of the Puma’ uses toasted American oak.
The Puma emerges from the reactor as a smoke on top of smoke beast, the texture is borderline viscous and oily, its big bloom of island peat smoke intact, with Lost Spirits signature lit match smoke layered in for good measure. Easily found on the nose, flavors of tart yellow fruit peak out mid-palate before being enveloped in a finish that brings wave after wave of smoke.