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Sweet and salty, smoke and ash

CASK No. 4.230
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Whisky ABV 65.2%
Age 12 years
Distilled Date - - -
Cask Type Refill Ex-Sherry Puncheon
Whisky Flavour Lightly peated
Whisky Outturn 1 of 588 bottles
Whisky Region Highland Island


The nose delivered a mellifluous flood of honeycomb, toffee and golden syrup sweetness; then deeper notes of charred wood, glazed ribs on a barbeque and salty ship’s timbers. The palate was rich, deep and pretty big – warming and mouth-coating with treacle toffee, tarry ropes, smoky bacon crisps, bonfire embers and liquorice paper roll-ups. The reduced nose had charred heather stems (moor-burn by the sea), burnt toffee, and well-fired white bread crusts, salted caramel and balsamic oysters. With water (and it takes plenty), the palate found the peat smoke, charred staves and cigar ash elbowing the butterscotch sweetness slightly into the background.