A potent and classic example thought the Panel. The nose displays big and uncompromising notes of smoked applewood, bacon fat, BBQ char, bitumen, damp earth and fresh rosemary. Develops an intense farmyard edge, full of hay loft, cow shed and old tool boxes. Some WD40 and hessian as well. Water gives honey roast parsnip, smoked flowers and patchouli oil with a hint of myrrh. The mouth explodes with soft, organic peats, hickory smoke, smoked oatmeal and a bruising minerality. Notes of peated muesli, smoked butter and cheese scones. With water there is tar resin, sorrel, bay leaf, rhubarb jelly, cured game meats and gentian eau de vie. A wonderful wee monster!
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: March 2006 Alcohol: 60.8% USA allocation: 72 bottles