Through the darkness came a thick treacle of golden syrup, nut oils and heavy tar stuck on wellington boots alongside clumps of clean earth that suggested rhubarb and roasted root vegetables. Toasted pine nuts and crispy bacon created a delicious cooperation that moved into cardamom, cloves and cured meats. With water more tar tangled with coal and scorched earth but now suggested creamy textures and medicinal melodies. Dry smoke married a delicious sweetness on the palate as Battenberg cake arrived rolled in charcoal and ash. Notes of burning heather and chimney soot combined on a finish that retained hints of fruit and sweet oak.
Cask: Re-charred hogshead Age: 6 years Date distilled: October 2013 Alcohol: 64.1% USA allocation: 114 bottles