CASK NO. 29.274

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

£335.00
  • ABV 54.6%
  • Age 25 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 4/4/1995
  • CASK TYPE Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
  • Outturn 1 of 217 bottles
  • REGION Islay
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The nose was initially clean and vividly saline. A sheer note of citrus peel underneath and then fragrant aromas of smouldering sandalwood, earl grey tea, tinned fruit syrups, apricot and lemon balm. Cough medicines, herbal extracts, wet beach pebbles and sea spray on sheep wool. Deep and compelling. With water we found the sharpness of lemon juice, raw smoky grist, bailed hay, iodine drops and medical gauze. The palate opened with smoked spearmint, passionfruit syrups, lemon molasses, bandages and soft medical embrocations. Notes of herbal toothpaste, smoked waxes and tea tree oil. Water brought out ripe melon, clean and juicy exotic fruits, lychee, herbal cough medicines and wispy pure blue peat smoke. Some tart gooseberry acidity, hessian and a divinely satisfyingly textural and complex finish. Bright, thrilling and life-affirming whisky.

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