Raw antiseptic on BBQ charred bananas with mouthwash, carbolic soap and pure brine. Salt flaked old ropes, freshly landed creel nets, Fisherman's Friends, smelly wellies and unreconstructed peat smoke. There's also creosote, petrol, herbal jellies, iodine droplets and mint extract. Add water and you get minerals and smelling salts. Medical embrocations, brake fluid, dried tarragon, mercurochrome, soggy plasters and salty pasta water. The palate has the texture of mechanical oils mixed with peated petrol. There's also sour ales, acid drops, antiseptic floor cleaner, rock pool juice, dried kelp, seaweed and chilli crackers and tar extracts. With reduction there's raw seawater, flint smoke, lemon juice on fresh shellfish and belches of BBQ smoke.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: March 2011 Alcohol: 58.7% USA allocation: 54 bottles