Cask No. 135.38      

Delightfully grubby

Highland, Southern

The nose evoked welly boots near a bonfire, tinned fish on a coal shovel, Victorian muscle rub, smoked ham and battered white pudding with chippy sauce (a Scottish delicacy!). The palate found toffee apples, stewed plums, gooseberry tart and fly cemeteries* – all in the context of coal smoke and exhaust fumes from fairground wagons. The reduced nose – burning haystacks, overdone banana bread, old leather jackets and olives eaten in a puffer’s engine room – ‘delightfully grubby and petrolic’ said one panellist. The palate now had charcuterie, smoky mango salsa, pine trees ablaze and taking snuff on the harbour. *Scottish fruit slice.

Cask: Second-fill hogshead
Age: 10 years
Date distilled: February 2011
Alcohol: 57.1%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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