We imagined sitting on a shingle beach. Nearby, heather burns over moorland and we opened a leather satchel to get out a few bags of pork scratchings and Thai sweet chilli crisps. Intense sweet peat smoke on the palate neat at first was soon followed by salty liquorice as well as medicinal flavours of iodine and gauze. Careful when adding water! Fresher aromas now appeared, violet leaves and citrus combined with Fisherman’s Friend lozenges and Vichy pastilles, made from the mineral water of the spa town Vichy in Auvergne, whilst to taste, smoked haddock and sweet potato fishcakes.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: March 2006 Alcohol: 57.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles