The nose was furrowed with a dissonant mish mash of fresh salinity and pickled onion crisps. Funky young calvados, pear cordial, baked goat cheese, lanolin, bandages drizzled with seawater, smoked pinecones, frying bacon and mineral salts. A distillate like no other! Reduction offered banana liqueur, mandarin jelly, vapour rubs, lemon thyme, herbal cough medicines and dried seaweed. Superbly unique, fragrant and complex. Undiluted, the mouth was very medical and full of light, salty and nervy peat smoke. Gently tarry, antiseptic, syrupy and extremely herbal and rather fatty. Wonderfully mineral, funky and vibrant. Water brought a whole spectrum of complex flavours: heather flowers, carbolic soaps, fragrant oily peat, herbal waxes, spicy pork scratchings, smoked fennel, malt vinegar, chip fat, newspaper ash and ramen broth. Majestic and totally unique!
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 28 years Date distilled: October 1991 Alcohol: 55.9% USA allocation: 48 bottles