Appearance: Sauternes wine.

On the Nose: Peat smoke, poached pear and malty notes – pineapple, vanilla and buttered burnt toast.

Palate: Smooth & rich, leads to smoky bonfire & waves of gentle spice between puffs of smoke.

The Finish: Very long, smoky and complex. An exceptionally elegant Islay whisky.


Founded in 1817 by Malcolm McNeill, Lossit was the biggest producer of whisky on Islay in the industry’s formative years and lasted for half a century until it was silenced in 1867. The longest surviving and most successful of Islay’s farm-distilleries, Lossit was part of the transformation of Islay’s reputation from an outpost of smugglers to a leading force in the whisky industry. Lossit’s ability (and need to) utilise entirely local supplies to build a business that could satisfy both local and national markets is a structure that many Single Estate distillers are attempting to replicate today. It could even be said that Lossit was the original Single Estate distillery!

Bottle size: 700ml
ABV: 46%

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