Distillery 10 Rare Release 2024

Smugglers' spoils

$165

17 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Heavily Peated
  • Age:
    10 years
  • Region:
    Islay
  • Cask:
    Refill hogsheads & Second-fill Pedro Ximenez hogsheads
  • ABV:
    58.4%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

In celebration of Islay Whisky Festival 2024

About Smugglers' Spoils: The spirit of Islay comes to life in a small batch combination of ex-bourbon and PX sherry casks. ‘Heavily Peated’ and punching above its weight class, look for this single malt to deliver larger-than-life phenols and plenty of sweet treats under the layer of sooty smoke.

Tasting Panel Note: In the coastal cave the smugglers hid among a hoard of smoked peanut brittle, brunswick ham and sweet pimento peppers. Carefully opening a packet of bacon crisps to sprinkle over their pea and ham soup, they had to be careful not to make too much noise. They quietly cracked open a few smoked German beers and waited. After a drop of water they could spy the old canvas sails of the smuggling lugger, and smell the barrels of fennel, caraway and coriander seeds that were stashed on board. Reunited with their fellow bootleggers it was time to celebrate with smoked salami, Arbroath smokies and luscious goat's cheese rolled in ash and apricots.

USA allocation: 300 bottles

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