CASK NO. 53.366

Licking a coal scuttle

£67.10
  • ABV 55.4%
  • Age 8 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 16/3/2012
  • CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-oloroso sherry hogshead
  • Outturn 1 of 276 bottles
  • REGION Islay
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Shifting this from ex-bourbon wood to an oloroso hogshead after six years has produced an intriguing combination of flavours and aromas. The initial nose had bacon-wrapped dates, brinjal pickle, plum chutney, hoisin sauce, salty peanuts and ‘licking a coal scuttle’. The palate balanced sweetness and smoke with side orders of liquorice, lavender oil, citrus and memories of ‘lighting a fire with newspapers, wearing a wetsuit’. Sherry notes appeared on the reduced nose – along with raisin jam, maple-glazed bacon, pickled walnuts, scorched rosemary, fresh donuts, seaweed and lemon. The palate had salty tang, glazed gammon, marmalade, blackcurrant and a spicy finish (ginger snaps, clove).

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