This is no shy and retiring dram! Carbolic soap and poster paint aromas begin, then the sweet smoke from burnt heather and fresh autumnal undergrowth. Medicinal like old first aid kits and sweet hot smoked salmon by the beach. Take a sip at full strength and it is satisfyingly big! A bitterness like chewing liquorice root and burnt sticks. The smoke fills your mouth and leaves a hint of iodine. Water calms things down (if that’s what you want). Floral with dried herbs on the nose. Then the medicinal theme continues – sticking plasters, TCP, savlon and lint bandages. All with newly made raspberry jam in the background.
Drinking tip: For when only something from Islay will do. Colour: Pale yellow Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: December 2005 Alcohol: 59.0% USA allocation: 18 bottles