USA Exclusive in celebration of the Islay Whisky Festival 2021
Please limit one (1) bottle per member
Some whiskies take you to sunny places – this one trails you through gardens and orchards – the nose has orchard fruits; pear, peach then lemon cake, restrained lavender, geraniums, bog myrtle, flowering laurel and cherry blossom – also delicate wood smoke, ash and hints of leather. The palate has blackberry, melon, lavender honey and violet creams, but leans more to suggestions of seaweed, shrimp and langoustine, smoked fish and Earl Grey tea, with perfumed smoke – sweet, salty, smoky and silky smooth – one panellist saw ‘Madame Butterfly smoking a cigarette in the Garden of Eden’. The finish picks up stem ginger and sweet aniseed warmth.
Cask: Second-fill hogshead Age: 16 years Date distilled: February 2004 Alcohol: 56.2% USA allocation: 178 bottles