The nose took us to a beach bonfire – peat smoke, heather,
gorse, salty sea air and moules marinières – but one panellist had his own
barbeque in a hospital car-park. With water, we imagined coal-tar, liquorice
and teriyaki-glazed ribs, an Islay High Street in winter and Dick Van Dyke’s
chimney-sweep cap. The neat palate was enormous – deep smoke, chewy dark
toffee, mechanics overalls, a disinfected operating theatre, hints of farmyard
and pork and apple sausages roasting on a smoky barbeque. The reduced palate –
liquorice and clove confectionery – sweet but dangerous (like Mary Poppins!) –
and all enjoyed down-wind of an Islay pagoda.
Drinking tip: At a beach bonfire – or while watching a
Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.
Whiskybase B.V. Zwaanshals 530 3035 KS Rotterdam The Netherlands