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CASK No. 53.253

Heavily peated

Ship shape and brine

Age 11 Years
Date Distilled 18th July 2006
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 1 of 288 bottles
ABV 57.2%

Description

In order to share this bottling with as many members as possible, purchases are limited to 1 bottle per member. Any additional or duplicate orders which exceed this limit will be cancelled and refunded.

It was fish ahoy as we sat on the tar-covered ship's decking, preparing smoked haddock for cullen skink (Scottish soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions). Puffs of smoke from a passing tugboat's exhaust wafted by and mingled with the smell of smoked scallops on the barbeque and scorched rosemary. Chewing on salted liquorice we used a charred stick dipped in honey to drizzle a sticky glaze onto lobster meat, which crackled and flamed as it dripped onto the hot coals. The smell of brine was thick in the air as we opened the capers to accompany pickled ginger and a dash of ginger marmalade to finish.

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