The initial nose was all about purity. A vivid and pin-sharp sea air and coastal character. Full of rock pools in the sun, dried kelp, seawater, beach sand, surf froth and fresh shellfish. Oyster sauce, grilling mackerel, mixed olive tapenade and smoked sea salt. Water brought a wealth of medical embrocations and citrus inclusions. TCP, dental mouth gel and antiseptic cream. The palate was initially dominated by black pepper, camphor and petrol. Then a fug of pure crystalline blue peat smoke. Some smoked chilli sauce, salty Dutch liquorice and Fisherman's Friends. Reduction made it very saline with brine and fresh oysters smothered in lemon juice. Also flint smoke, crushed aspirin and mercurochrome.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 13 years Date distilled: February 2008 Alcohol: 58.3% USA allocation: 126 bottles