Seriously scintillating with aromas of wood char, tar and a dowsed peat fire but at the same time, menthol and liquorice notes were combined with vanilla pipe tobacco and a salted caramel sauce. The palate neat was like deep-fried whitebait in a creamy roasted garlic mayo (devilled whitebait). With water it evolved to open-fire roasted fruits (maple-baked apple and cinnamon-roasted pears) but also crab meat in smoky sweet potato soup. The taste was now salty, sweet and smooth with a delicate hint of smoke teasing in the background making this a very enjoyable experience – classic campfire treats on the beach!
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 14 years Date distilled: March 2005 Alcohol: 59.8% USA allocation: 108 bottles