Something was fishy, very fishy as we found ourselves in a market surrounded by pickled herring, peppered mackerel, smoked kippers and other wondrous treats. Sweet smoke flooded the air, a blend of burning heather and beach bonfire, that carried fruit nuances like barbecued apples and pineapple. The fruit broadened into a tropical selection, like a glass of Australian chardonnay with a heavy influence from oak. Fresh oysters and seaweed arrived with a garnish of capers and lemon juice squeezed over crayfish tails. A hint of tar and soot rounded out the finish alongside squid ink and salted dark chocolate.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: February 2009 Alcohol: 58.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles