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CASK No. 29.228

Lightly peated

Cooking with driftwood

Age 20 Years
Date Distilled 26th November 1996
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 1 of 245 bottles
ABV 50.9%


Sitting on the beach we had gathered driftwood for the fire and proceeded to burn toast on sticks. We threw into an iron pan a fistful of sweet chestnuts and readied steak and tuna to be fried with coconut oil and soy sauce over peat for a heavenly reek. We used plenty of fresh herbs and liquorice mixed with walnut oil and honey for our sweet salad dressing. The fresh and salty breeze off the sea combined with seaweed and old ship’s rope to create an evocative aroma, reminding us of times spent at the harbour with its tar-covered wood. We opened a fine bottle of aged Riesling and admired its minerality and rich, petrolic and oily character. A perfect afternoon that we wish could last forever.

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