CASK NO. 53.371

Hard hat dram

£65.00
  • ABV 57.1%
  • Age 11 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 12/11/2009
  • CASK TYPE Refill ex-bourbon hoshead
  • Outturn 1 of 306 bottles
  • REGION Islay
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Sniffing this, you could be underground in an old salt mine, with abandoned machinery – definitely a hard hat dram. Pears poached in peated malt give way to candied lemon and lime, with distant eucalyptus. The palate hints at two-stroke fuel, iron filings and coal, followed by a carbolic mouthwash, but also has cotton candy, cloudy cider, seaweed, pine resin and peppery smoked mackerel pate on olive bread. The reduced nose gets pebble beach driftwood, toasted marshmallows, Russian Caravan tea and potting shed aromas. The palate is earthy, herbal and phenolic – rosemary, black peppercorns, French lemon tart, smoked prawns and applewood cured ham.

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