Cask No. 4.283

Wood-burner in a coastal bothy


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Lightly Peated
  • Age:
    9 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Island
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrel


Cask No. 4.283  

Selkies, kelpies and peat reek

Highland, Island

Seasonal Selection Spring 2022 - USA Exclusive!

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This was immediately classical, vital and full of Orcadian character. Heathery richness, oiliness, coastal zing, lightly chalky qualities and lots of distant trails of herbal peat smoke. With water we got beach sand, metal polish, toasted cereals, sandalwood and camphor. The palate was very much in keeping with the nose; abundant and immediate distillery character. Soft tarry notes, white pepper, oily peat, wee touches of seawater and things like mineral salts and olive oil. Reduction brought a perfect harmony of Orkney peat along with waxes, citrus rinds, natural tar, green pepper and medical embrocation. 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: 58.4%
USA allocation: 237 bottles