CASK NO. 26.166

Bothy atmospherics

£57.50
  • ABV 59.3%
  • Age 9 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 8/2/2011
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 223 bottles
  • REGION Highland
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Intriguing aromas of Fisherman’s Friends, hessian, kelp and suspicions of peat smoke. Also runny honey and fruits in custard. Yes – the palate confirmed it – floral, heathery peat and cough mixture; but lemon sherbet and gooseberry jam lifted it above the bass clef. The reduced nose seemed very old school and had us imagining Blair Witch twig sculptures around a highland bothy – also atmospheric hints of sea-spray and smoking hay – was there something of the Wicker Man here? The palate now found characteristic waxed fruits, chalky seashells, cinnamon sugar, polished wood and again that tantalising wisp of smoke.

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