Industrial aromas bellowed from sooty ship's funnels as heavy cranes unloaded containers of unmalted cereals, toasted pumpkin seeds and oats. Maritime wafts of applewood smoked kippers and and ash combined with herbal cough sweets while linseed oil mixed with damp hay. A palate of peppered mackerel and burnt nuts morphed into medicinal notes of blackberry cough sweets and antiseptic wash before shortbread joined salted caramel and coffee cream chocolates. With water came singed heather and herbal aromas with creosote and seaweed over meaty tones. Honey glazed ham now joined oily sausage on the palate with burnt orange peel and hints of menthol to finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: November 2009 Alcohol: 55.6% USA allocation: 114 bottles