Cask No. 29.263                         

Exquisitely playful


The nose takes you to a Hebridean beach – dying bonfire, wisps of wood ember smoke and ash; the machair behind – then slowly, toffee, vanilla slice and almond croissant sweetness emerges. The smoke is sweet, spicy and exquisitely playful in the mouth – aniseed Liquorice Allsorts, sugar-coated fennel seeds and humbugs, with gentle clove, nutmeg and menthol numbing. With water, the nose discovers hospital corridors and first-aid kits, vapour rub, lemon zest, tarragon and thyme – very clean, subtle smoke. The palate becomes sweeter and softer – Fisherman’s Friends, blackcurrant Tunes, burnt twigs and grilled prawn shells, with an effervescent, sherbet lemon finish – fantastically moreish.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 20 years
Date distilled: May 1998
Alcohol: 54.9%
USA allocation: 72 bottles

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