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CASK NO. 53.465

A bold smoky affogato

£109.90
  • ABV 56.9%
  • Age 15 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 27/5/2008
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-px hogshead
  • REGION Islay
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Tasting Notes

Boom! Oh, my goodness – what a punch of sherry-soaked smoke! Had someone lit a peat incense stick and then waved it about? These were just some of the comments nosing neat. A big, powerful beast on the palate, yet beautifully balanced. We got peppered mackerels in a smoky balsamic dressing and cardamom-spiced prawns. Water added mussels in white wine with chillies, heavily charred prawns, lobster tails and singed salty bacon. The taste was still full of smoky delight, with a decadent coffee dessert called affogato but this time not made with Italian liqueur but an Islay dram. Following 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill American oak PX hogshead.

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