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Halcyon tarfest

CASK No. 33.136
£125.00
0 left in stock
Whisky ABV 57.1%
Age 10 years
Distilled Date - - -
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Whisky Flavour Peated
Whisky Outturn 1 of 231 bottles
Whisky Region Islay

Notes

HOW TO BUY: Due to the anticipated excitement and demand for 33.136, we’re inviting members who would like to buy a bottle to enter our lucky draw, where we’ll pull names at random from our hat. We’re introducing this based on members’ feedback on similar releases. We know some members will be disappointed, but we feel this is the fairest option for everyone interested in buying a bottle.

Please note: All entries must be received by midnight on Monday, 24 September, as we’ll be notifying winning members the next day. All winners must then contact us within 48 hours to purchase their bottle, otherwise we’ll pull another name from our hat. It’s one bottle per member, which we strongly suggest you open and enjoy – don’t be that member who puts their bottle straight into auction!

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Email us: ballot@smws.com

Closes: Monday, 24 September

The glass brimmed with mineralic bluster, tarry rope, kelp, simmering peat oils, cured meats and pine resin at first. Then burnt toast, a few tinned fruits and a thick sludge of natural tar liqueur. It harks back to a style this distillery hasn’t displayed since halcyon days in the 1970s. A slug of water reveals screeching tyres through a farmyard, green olives in brine, smoked German rauchbier, a dollop of dung, paraffin, BBQ sauce and pure, raw peats. On the palate a mini-tsunami of tar arrives, quickly followed by farmyard and coastal muscle. Earth, hessian, dunnage warehouse, soot, wax and honey all play a part. Reduction gives iodine, peat oils, crushed sea salt, wool, wet rocks, roasted parsnips, more tar, kelp and a final mineral flourish with a lingering herbal fade.