CASK NO. 4.266

The dark lord of Stromness

£150.00
  • ABV 58.1%
  • Age 20 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 2/6/2000
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 202 bottles
  • REGION Highland
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Frankly, an astonishing aroma. Dense, powerful, controlled and vividly complex. A collision of medicines, honey and pure, churning seawater. We noted putty, lime curd, natural tar and ancient herbal extracts and ointments. Cough syrups, fragrant beach bonfire embers, sandalwood, gorse flowers. Dazzling, old style and profoundly beautiful. Water sharpened the minerality and brought a pure, brilliant streak of seashore freshness. Then new leather, salted liquorice, rooty Orcadian peat and fragrant waxes. The palate opened with a rush of gloriously sweet, old-school peat. Thick, oily and tinged with herbs. Beyond that natural tar, anthracite soot, wintergreen and bog myrtle. With water it disappears into a perfect event horizon of power, complexity, depth, texture and poise. Smoked teas, dried seaweed, horseradish, black pepper, gauze, heather honey and camphor. Recalls to mind an ancient style of Orkney malt - even flashes of a long lost legend…

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