First comment was “an absolute bruiser” which summarised it very well. Lots of heavy medicinal smoke - imagine a rack of lamb wrapped in gauze, drippings from your roast turkey and smoked lard. Sooty, oily and smoky on the palate neat. Gutsy stuff that takes your breath away and makes you wonder whether someone is vaping TCP? Water calmed the scene somewhat with glazed fatty smoked pork strips, crispy Cumberland sausages and peat smoked seaweed and smoked strawberry shortcake while to taste octopus Galician style with potatoes and sweet smoked paprika. In the finish a “soul-deep funky smoked oyster sauce” of dried mushrooms, seaweed and fermented black beans.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: March 2013 Alcohol: 58.7% USA allocation: 90 bottles