Cask No. 16.48

Thermonuclear pasta water


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  • Flavour Profile:
  • Age:
    8 years
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  • Cask:
    Second-fill barrel


Cask No. 16.48                        

Gunsmoke over the moor

Highland, Southern

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A bewildering nose that jangled with fermenting fruits, mutton broth, oily sheep wool, camphor, smoked olive oil, gorse, putty and limestone. Mineral, farmy and densely meaty - huge notes of paraffin, bike chain grease and deconstructed tractor engines. With water the nose was all on caraway, raw antiseptic, wood ash, kippers drizzled with olive oil and brine and then pickled onion chips. Salted pistachios and mud smoothie! The neat palate was riddled with burning hay, iodine, more chips - salt ‘n’ vinegar this time - goat cheese rolled in ash, roof pitch, caraway eau de vie and carbolic acid. Total, yet rather brilliant, madness. Reduction brought canvass, wax jacket grease, tarragon, Thai sweet chilli chips (so, many chips!), smoked paprika sausage, horseradish, vegetables in Scotch broth, salty pasta water, natural tar and petrol-doused hessian! A single prawn cocktail chip in the aftertaste...

Cask: Re-charred hogshead
Age: 10 years
Date distilled: December 2009
Alcohol: 60.1%
USA allocation: 261 bottles