Neat there is a great balance on the nose, between smoke and sweetness - the barbecue going strong with salmon fish steaks grilling. As a starter we had marinated herring, potato and dill salad. Holy sweet smoke! Just like an explosion on the palate neat with a peculiar briny, spicy finish which is best described as Jamaican banana fritters with black olives as well as burnt honey and thyme ice cream. Water added steaming hot Cornish crab bisque flavoured with saffron and fennel and served with lemony croutons and black pepper seasoning whilst the taste still had that smoky sweetness with a hint of herbal spice but now a lot tamer and therefore more manageable.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2007 Alcohol: 59.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles