1 of only 235 bottles from cask 5349
Another magnificent example from our ‘Islay distillery which cannot be named’. The cask is a hogshead (U.S. oak) and it has given the whisky a deep golden hue. The first impression is fresh and maritime, with salt air and fresh sea-weed, bath salts - even foot-baths after a while - backed by the fragrant scent of bergamot (as in Earl Grey Tea). Water increases the maritime references – now distinctly saline, fresh and tart – crisp white grapes come to mind – but still with a thread of smoke in the background. The taste is sweeter than expected (as is common with this make), with a shake of salt, then masses of scented smoke and some putty in the finish – another indicator of the make!