Typically thrilling aroma from this great distillery. Vivid notes akin to coastal bubblegum, soft waxes, citronella candles, lighter fuel, Poire Williams, beach pebbles, mineral salts and soft notes of hessian, leather and a hint of spearmint. An undercurrent of dark Germanic breads and beers. With reduction we found it got chalkier and slightly drier with a more medical edge. Flint smoke, embrocations, sack cloth, play dough and lanolin. A hint of salty, smoky sausage. The palate was immediately lush and herbal. Notes of pineapple cubes, sweet wort, heather ales, runny honey drizzled over salty porridge, marjoram, tarragon and smooshed dandelions. With water it evolved more towards limoncello and tonic water, aspirin, pineapple syrup, citrus pith, elderflower and a peppery flourish of wax.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2011 Alcohol: 58.6% USA allocation: 90 bottles