Salty sea air blew through hospital corridors and operating tables as scorched heather mixed with charcoaled driftwood. Dried rosemary, sage and thyme blended with lemon cough syrup and sweet rubber before toffee and cinnamon encountered rum and raisin ice cream. On the palate came roasted chestnuts and smoked mussels with a fresh waft of vapour rub and mint as lavender bushes burnt alongside charcoal and chimney soot. Water brought out fragrant notes of satsumas in bonfire ash and sandalwood incense while oily textures came from juniper berries and bacon. The palate now embraced burnt citrus skins and charred eucalyptus as antiseptic bandages wrapped around peppered mackerel and burnt fruit loaf.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: February 2011 Alcohol: 57.4% USA allocation: 102 bottles