A magical winter scent of a stovetop potpourri made with pinecones, pine clippings, sweet slices of apple cinnamon sticks and cranberries filled the room. On the palate, a surprisingly pungent smoke with a mixture of lavender, heather and lemon at first before a creamy coconut chicken curry appeared. Water transported us into a stone walled herb garden smoking a pipe and drinking heather ale. The taste reminded us of minty smoked floral Linden honey on burnt toast with a cup of Earl Grey tea. In 2017 we combined selected hogsheads before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: January 2011 Alcohol: 63.0% USA allocation: 150 bottles