Imagine spreading a picnic blanket on slightly wet grass overlooking Kirkwall and Scapa Flow, the light breeze carrying the salty sea air intermingled with a wisp of peat smoke ascending from the pagoda roof nearby. We enjoyed cherry peach crisp with oatmeal cookie crumble and lightly smoked venison carpaccio. When we added a drop of water, we wandered down a seaside promenade full of enticing aromas - ice cream, marshmallows, caramel, jellybeans and crushed shells. To taste; sweet, viscous and so very delicate - hints of exotic wood smoke, rose petals and heather. In 2017 we combined selected hogsheads before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 13 years Date distilled: January 2008 Alcohol: 61.0% USA allocation: 108 bottles