While Bryan Davis's famous wooden pot still is a thing of the past (he had to destroy it after a chlorine leak infected the entire thing with TCA -- the same thing that taints the cork in a bottle of wine), some of the whiskey still lives on in the cask. Bryan just dropped off the third batch of his wonderful Leviathan. Grab it while it's hot!
Lost Spirits Distillery Leviathan III Single Malt Whiskey $54.99 - Can you believe we're already on batch three of the Leviathan series? Made from 100% California barley and peated with 100% Canadian peat, the Leviathan whiskies from Bryan Davis represent his most mainstream work to date. Heaps of smoke and vegetal earth power this bold and brash Pacific Coast single malt. The peat dominates the nose, but the green-planted goodness overwhelms the finish with hints of salt and phenolic action. I think I taste fresh-picked carrots after a few minutes of letting the flavors develop. WARNING: the Lost Spirits whiskies are not for the unadventurous. These are wildly savage single malts with assertive and challenging profiles!