CASK NO. G15.16

Take the floor for Strip the Willow

£50.50
  • ABV 62.3%
  • Age 8 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 13/5/2013
  • CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • REGION Highland
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What a nose – wool socks drying by the fire and rally driver’s gloves, a shovelful of flinty gravel, gooseberry bush, dirty martini, hickory smoke and Lapsang Souchong. The unreduced palate had a sour-ish tang of sorrel, dark cherries and cranberry juice, smoked fish with vinegar, boiled sweets in an ashtray; then a finish of liquorice, chilli flakes and cigar smoke. The reduced nose suggested putting on brogues for the ceilidh and (literally) stripping the willow; we also got orange peel, pickled herring, menthol and aniseed. The palate was feisty and tongue walloping – damson jam, lemon juice on nettles, burnt twigs dipped in honey and roasted chestnuts.

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