Cask No. 10.240

No naked flames


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Heavily Peated
  • Age:
    9 years
  • Region:
  • Cask:
    Second-fill Oloroso hogshead
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Cask No. 10.240    

No naked flames


US Exclusive in celebration of the Islay Whisky Festival 2023

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As expected ... a monster! The Panel immediately started noting impressions such as black olive tapenade, natural tar, seaweed crackers, hot ramen broth, chilli sauce, treacle, burned hessian and wasabi. Like some kind of smoked kelp cordial dosed with bitumen. Water brought smoky bacon aromas, pancetta frazzling in a cast iron skillet, more tar, embrocations, wood smoke and pink ointment mixed with peat ash. The palate when neat was immensely tarry – full of oily bitumen, roof pitch, creosote, malt vinegar and wet seaweed, plus old creel nets, herbal ointments and some kind of peat-smoked heather honey. Water brought coal and peat smoke combined, then added farmyard funk, dunnage earthiness, peppery peat reek, horseradish and hot smoked paprika with a slug of petrol for good measure. Careful now! This matured for five years in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a second fill oloroso sherry hogshead.

Cask: Second-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: October 2013
Alcohol: 59.6%
USA allocation: 262 bottles
700mL bottle format