A remarkable concoction of peated jelly babies, medical tinctures, silage, burnt kelp, sandalwood, fishing nets, wet beach pebbles, charred wood, chalk and lively minerality. Wonderfully funky! Develops further notes of dried twigs, farmyard, marzipan and crystalised fruits. Water unearths pineapple jelly, ointment, wood smoked porridge oats, burnt toast, peppermint sweeties, toffee apples and then notes of spring greens fried in butter and BBQ char. The mouth is slathered in greasy peats, TCP, tar resin, gentian eau de vie and peat oils. The mineral aspect remains gravely while water adds leather rags, boiler smoke, paraffin wax, toasted fennel seed and Selkirk bannock. A uniquely characterful dram!
Cask: Second-fill hogshead Age: 7 years Date distilled: February 2011 Alcohol: 58.6% USA allocation: 72 bottles