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Vigorous, concentrated intensity

£69.00
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Whisky ABV 59.9%
Age 11 years
Distilled Date 24th September 2007
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Whisky Flavour Peated
Whisky Outturn 1 of 266 bottles
Whisky Region Islay

Notes

We found the nose clean and ozone fresh – bonfire smoke drifting over the machair, seaweed, rock-pools, scallop shells and green mussels; smoke-impregnated wood (smokehouse, kiln). Behind the smoke, there was lemon, orange blossom, fino sherry, boiled mint sweets, liquorice and tar. The palate had vigorous, concentrated intensity and deep flavours (tar, aniseed, Pontefract liquorice cakes, swirling smoke, tobacco, ashtray) – but still that freshness of menthol and the scent of rain in the air. The reduced nose added orange peel, lemon on barbequed sardines, sugar-coated fennel seeds and heather flowers. The palate became more rounded and satisfying – sweet woody smoke, smoked almonds, salted caramel, pineapple chunks and langoustines.