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 Law clearly demonstrates the chimera nature of the Abomination whiskies, with Europe's signature island smoke mellowed considerably by the wood sugars and rich flavors of charred American oak. The nose is soft and rich, more burnt caramel sauce than burnt peat. The flavor follows the nose, with the smoke softened by a dose of oak and a dab of maple nut goodies.
The nose would be familiar to any Islay fan — sweet barbecue smoke to start — and then you start catching deeper aromas of gooey dried fruit compote, fresh peaches, and floral elements, clearly delivered by the riesling barrel. The palate is intensely smoky, with traditional Islay elements of briny seaweed and peat smoke. Notes of candied flowers mingle with fresh strawberry, coconut husk, and iodine, then lingering nuggets of coffee bean, dark chocolate, and lilacs. The finish is pushy and long as hell, soaked in liquefied wood and smoke and dripping with a hedonistic pungency. https://www.drinkhacker.com/2017/03/04/review-lost-spirits-distillery-abomination-the-sayers-of-the-law/