A typically big, bold and yet rather dry and austere profile initially. We got chalky qualities such as clay and white pebbles, along with canvass, digestive biscuits, turmeric and dried flowers. Some water brought deeper notes of cooking oils, camphor, new leather and a wee touch of creme caramel. The mouth initially displayed a robust oiliness of texture, along with medicines and dry waxes. Reduction enhanced these waxy tones and added tart citrus jellies, sooty notes, herbal toothpaste and warm peppery heat.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled:October 2012 Alcohol: 64.6% USA allocation: 54 bottles