Distillery 149 Rare Release 2024

Braai in the lemon grove


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Oily & Coastal
  • Age:
    8 years
  • Region:
    Highland Western
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrels
  • ABV:
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In celebration of Festival Season in the Highlands 2024

About Braai in the Lemon Grove: Our Western Highland festival malt impressed us with its coastal and smoky intensity. Citrusy and briny to a tee, look for smoked meats and dirty martinis in this west coast beauty. Lovers of northern Highland malts will love this dynamic expression from one of Scotland's hottest craft distillers.

Tasting Panel Note: The Panel were immediately plunged into scrubbing an old barbecue grill. But on the side were lemons, buttery samphire, tangy pickles and chutney, and crackers with sea salt and black pepper. We also got whiffs of smoked ham and a summery coastal tang. Reduction brought out delicate threads of smoke, distant beach bonfire embers, engine oil and kippers smashed on to toasted brioche. When neat, the palate was sweetly lemony and smoky, with fish pâté, pickled cornichons, charred fennel, jalapeños in brine and clam broth. Water added layers of texture and thickness in the mouth, while bringing out gristy porridge notes, and other elements including lavender honey and a gherkin lurking in a dirty martini.

USA allocation: 240 bottles