1 of only 301 bottles from cask no. 3746
Well, you’ve four islands to choose from – and although it’s not from Islay, you might well be forgiven thinking it was! Mid-gold in colour (from a refill hog), we were immediately transported to a 1960s farm dairy – slightly rancid, with smoked cheeses, but dominated by carbolic soap. Some nose-prickle; vibrant and fresh as sea breeze, which was also discernable. After a while, a distinct whiff of exotic Latakia pipe tobacco, which, when water is added, becomes merely the tarry, charred bowl of an old pipe. The taste, reduced, is shockingly sweet, then salty and very, very smoky. Great dense texture. Big positive flavours!