A rich profusion of delights embraced smoky bacon and honey with roasted chestnuts and toasted pine nuts on a bed of warm cereals and roasted sweet potato. Medicinal notes danced around a central mound of ash and charcoal as treacle drizzled down from above. Then fruity notes emerged that combined baked pineapple with orange skin and lemon drizzle cake. Water shifted the focus towards medicinal and coastal flavours as clean bandages lay strewn over seaweed and rock pools. Roast vegetables now appeared from the oven, glazed with honey, tarragon and thyme. Hints of pipe tobacco, liquorice and nutmeg merged on a finish that was dry, clean and laden with sea salt.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: May 2002 Alcohol: 56.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles