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CASK No. 53.249

Lightly peated

Robust, brisk with a lovely sweetness

Age 11 Years
Date Distilled 18th July 2009
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 1 of 297 bottles
ABV 59.2%

Description

The first whiff was like classic Chinese five spice powder using anise, Sichuan pepper, fennel, cloves and cinnamon before we discovered aromas of Earl Grey loose leaf black tea, sweet raspberry vinegar and very distant smoke. On the palate robust and brisk but also very sweet like an East Frisian BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) black tea which is traditionally sweetened with a rock candy sugar called ‘Kluntjes’. Water released fresh oysters with lemon and tabasco sauce on the nose whilst to taste now a lot smoother however still with a spicy, slightly smoky edge to it like corn, chilli and smoked bacon muffins.

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