There was immediately a lovely smoky sweetness, best described like opening the door to a walk-inhumidor with a chocolate fountain operating inside. We then sat in comfy leather sofas and snaked on smoky salty peanuts and old fashioned Macintosh toffee. The taste however was a medicinal peat smoke, ash and tar attack, almost acrid but saved by the dark sweetness of chewy treacle toffee. Water turned the nose into smoked chicken pot pie with a sweet potato crust and the taste was now completely transformed; gentle sweet peat smoked candied angelica on a salted chocolate tart.
Drinking tip: In your noggin on the bedside table
Colour: 14k green gold Cask: Refill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: July 1999 Alcohol: 58.9% USA allocation: 132 bottles