Aromatherapy in a glass – one sniff and the scent of sweet smoke was sending us all into peat heaven. The aroma of sage roasted pork belly and caramelised crispy pork rinds with preserved lemons, rosemary and chilli flakes left us almost in a trance. The taste neat was then like a pick-me-up! A real bruiser; lively, hot and ashy flavours mixed together with extra strong mint freshness. Water added aromas of sweet and salty popcorn, candyfloss and toasted marshmallows. The taste was now much more manageable, smoked vanilla custard and smoked salted toffee apples. That was a rollercoaster but we enjoyed the ride.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: July 2008 Alcohol: 60.8% USA allocation: 60 bottles