Distillery 3 Rare Release

The finesse of a fragrant furnace

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  • Flavour Profile:
    Peated
  • Age:
    18 years
  • Region:
    Islay
  • Cask:
    Second-fill hogsheads & Second-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogsheads
  • ABV:
    56.9%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

Distillery 3 Rare Release           

The finesse of a fragrant furnace

Islay

In celebration of the Islay Whisky Festival 2023

A fine bouquet of fragrant flowers and scorched watermelon mingled with molten wax before it dripped onto tarry ropes. There were also iodine elements of seaweed scattered on a shellfish platter. The palate had fine finesse - juicy with charred pineapple, but devilishly moreish as butter melted over toasted coconut and just a nuance of eucalyptus converged with powdery coal tar. What could a dash of water do? Now wonderfully clean smoke engulfed the maritime familiarity of walks along the beach. Flowers were dotted about the sand dunes and herbal notes morphed into sweet phenols and antiseptic cream on peach skin.

Cask: Second-fill hogsheads & Second-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogsheads
Age: 18 years
Date distilled: February 2004
Alcohol: 56.9%
USA allocation: 198 bottles
700mL bottle format

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