Cask No. 3.342

Beach foam


77 Left

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  • Age:
    18 years
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  • Cask:
    Second-fill hogshead
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It was immediately apparent that this was another terrific and textbook example from this great Islay distillery. Initial notes included beach foam, exotic fruit juices, fragrant peat smoke drifting in coastal air, crushed sea shells, seaweed crackers and lychee. Reduction brought softer notes of coconut, seawater, eucalyptus, herbal medicines, kiln smoke, natural tar and smoked olive oil. The neat palate displayed a wonderfully soft, waxy and peaty quality, with notes of ozone, preserved lemons in brine, crystallised tropical fruits, grapefruit, mint leaf, mineral oils and charred lemons. Just gorgeous. With water we got a very pure crystalline peat smoke flavour, along with lapsing souchong tea, geranium flower, camphor, toasted fennel seed and passion fruit, and a beautiful peppery warmth in the aftertaste.

USA allocation: 108 bottles