Distillery 29 Rare Release 2024



39 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Heavily Peated
  • Age:
    25 years
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  • Cask:
    Refill hogsheads, First-fill Oloroso barriques STR
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In celebration of Islay Whisky Festival 2024

About Sm'oak!: This celebration in your glass treats us to a 25yr old powerfully peated malt from one of our most sought-after distilleries. The marriage of ex-bourbon hogsheads and Oloroso STR barriques creates an unforgettable expression of smoked game meats, exotic spices, tarry treats and relentless Islay peat reek!

Tasting Panel Note: Let’s start with the most obvious one, and here it was the prevailing feature – oak and smoke! Think tobacco, burnt toast, venison, peanuts, tofu, plums and coal tar. On the palate there was no respite: incredibly smoky, like beef jerky and Mexican ancho chillies dried over hickory-smoked wood, as well as a plate of smoked tofu pad thai. Additionally, that medicinal, maritime flavour was always lurking in the background. Following the addition of water we opened an old smoker barbecue pit, added smoked olive oil to barbecued langoustines and black cardamom to a hot dog. To taste, we tucked into a beef massaman curry and smoked mackerel maki rolls.

USA allocation: 84 bottles