On the nose, sweet cereals smacked into maritime smoke – buttery
flapjacks, honey, vanilla, candy cigarettes and melon in a tug of war
with First Aid boxes, TCP, canvas, driftwood, Arbroath Smokies,
barbeque embers and margaritas with smoked salt on the glass.
The palate suggested harbour-side barbeques – fishing boats, burning
charcoal, and scallops with lemon and smoked paprika – ready to eat!
The reduced nose had smoky bacon, roast ham, BBQ sauce and somehow
evoked a ‘steamie’ (wash-house) – marigold gloves, wood, plastic and
soap-suds. The palate now added sweet plum sauce to the seafood treats.
The distillery whispers the ‘sound of Islay’.