Waves crashed on a sandy beach as driftwood and seashells mingled on the shore. The smell of coal smoke and engine grease carried on the breeze from a nearby tug boat as it pulled into harbour. As we approached we could almost taste oily mackerel, fresh oysters and sweet salmon smoked with honey. Savoury tones of back olive tapenade and mussels in brine, balanced with a squeeze of lemon juice and the fragrant syrup of Tojaki dessert wine. A waft of peat smoke delivered a characteristically medicinal weight before the finish turned to ash with a lasting salty dryness.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2007 Alcohol: 60.0% USA allocation: 120 bottles