Cask No. 4.275  

Wood-burner in a coastal bothy

Highland, Island

At six years of age, we combined selected casks from this distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of casks to develop further. This is one of those casks. The nose starts by a hillside croft garden bonfire, before heading down the heathery herbal slope towards the shore where someone is drizzling lemon over sizzling prawns. The palate is sweet, smoky and slightly boisterous; coffee and carrot cake, perfumed cigar smoke, salty pretzels and licking beach pebbles; the finish suggests ginger and beach bonfire ember heat. The reduced nose finds dried seaweed, barnacles on a wooden hull, sea breezes over the machair and a wood-burner in a coastal bothy. The palate now gets bourbon, root beer and vanilla, lemon sweets, chilli, oak and smoke.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: January 2011
Alcohol: 62.7%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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