Boldly medicinal with assertive coastal qualities. Lots of salted beach wood, mercurochrome, citronella candles, tar extract, naphthalene, mothballs, lanolin, waxy peat and shoreline bonfire embers. Wee touches of frying bacon fat, preserved lemons and black olives. Add a little water and out comes English mustard powder, embrocations, smoked scones, antiseptic, gauze and green peppercorns in brine. Some mechanical notes of tractor grease and dark roasted malts as well. The mouth is intensely briny and coastal. Full of plasticine, floor cleaner, mineral oils, petrolic aged riesling, raw lemon juice on fresh oysters and grilled whelks. With reduction it moves towards graphite, seaweed broth, smoked mussels and cullen skink laced with antiseptic.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2008 Alcohol: 57.3% USA allocation: 120 bottles