Lightly peated

Cask No. 4.224                         

Evocations of time and place

Highland, Island

The nose evoked cottage kitchens – apple pie, jam tarts, raisins, honey and coffee – roses and heather moor-burn outside. The palate suggested baked pastries – and a classic sweet/smoke combination – burnt sticks, tar and light peat, balancing intense honey and candies; citrus and liquorice to finish. The reduced nose made one panellist nostalgic – for the south of France –sunflowers on a table, gooseberries and citrus fruits in a basket and geckos on a sun-warmed wall – we gave him hugs. The palate – provided balance, interest and promise – coastal bonfires at sundown. After 19 years in ex-bourbon wood, this was moved to a second-fill hogshead.

Drinking tip: A holiday cottage near the coast – perfect sunset dram.

Colour: Yellow peachy glow
Cask: Second-fill Sauternes hogshead
Age: 20 years
Date distilled: November 1995
Alcohol: 54.5%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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