A lively start of lemon sherbet and strawberry shoelaces quickly yielded to the familiar medicinal nuances of antiseptic cream. Still incredibly sweet we discovered aniseed chews with the warm tingle of camphor and an oily note similar to smoked juniper. Salt infused wood washed up on the beach brought us onto the palate that also had an undeniably salty twang. Then came a good thwack of ash and burnt nuts overlaid by subtle floral fragrance. With water a more meaty side developed as pork roasted with thyme jostled for position with smoked oysters. The finish remained a salt laden affair, joined by liquorice sticks and a light dusting of charcoal.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: February 2009 Alcohol: 60.2% USA allocation: 60 bottles