At first this one is all delicate coastal medicine. Lots of sudocrem, aspirin, antiseptic, fisherman’s oilskins, creel nets, tar, dung, farmyards and leaf mulch. With water we find wood ash, mercurochrome, salted fish, mussels in brine, grilled lobster, silage, rubber boots and hessian. The mouth is superbly fat and punchy. Notes of sundried kelp, burning grass, hot peat smoke, white pepper, pickled onion Monster Munch, various chutneys and coal smoke. Water reveals a dirty peat smoke, peppered mackerel, salt baked hake, peated muesli and ham cooked in German rauchbier.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: April 2010 Alcohol: 59.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles