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CASK No. 53.247


True Grit

Age 7 Years
Date Distilled 1st June 2010
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 1 of 300 bottles
ABV 58.5%


The nose conveyed the sweetness of peanut brittle, vanilla and refreshers, some light wood smoke and ash (dying beach bonfire) lemon on a juicy tuna steak, hints of seaweed, rock-pools and ‘a mermaid’s armpit’. The palate had burnt fruit cake, coal dust, smoke, tar and leather – we remembered John Wayne, reins in his teeth, firing two guns in True Grit. The reduced nose had ‘sherbet lemons in a coal scuttle’ and hoisting a leather suitcase onto the Hogwarts express. The palate kept its sweetness but we also found quarry dust and ginger cough tincture – young and muscular but not aggressive.

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