$130.00

Cask No. 53.365                         

Firecracker roll

Islay

Smoky strawberry flavoured foam sweets in the form of shrimps, banana pancakes cooked over a beachside bonfire and clove-studded oranges doused in brandy while to taste so sweet, so smoky and so hot. It felt like “flames and glowing embers in a campfire” or an array of “firecracker sushi rolls” – using chilli sauce and shichimi togarashi – certainly an experience!  Water added the aroma of brackish water, crispy bacon frazzles and honey-cured ham, while on the palate we were back in Japan with smoky, spicy octopus sushi wrapped in edible seaweed called nori and tiger prawns in soy, sake and honey.     

Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: November 2010
Alcohol: 59.2%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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