Leather, charcoal, salt and oranges. Petroleum, medicinal and seaweed. Quite pungent and aromatic. Very much an Islay.
Sweet, salty, leathery and peaty.
Surprisingly subtle on the peaty finish. Dryness in my mouth.
Typical sooty, briny and oily fish scents initially with
citric, herbal and medicinal background notes but there were also shout outs
for ‘wet fish boxes’, ‘peppered roast carrots’ ‘light honey on brown toast’,
and ‘tart berries’. To taste the Panel agreed it had a very ashy texture – hot
ash, ‘like glowing embers’ said one – but the vanilla and honey helped
counterbalance the salty, smoky and sweet medicinal characters. The addition of
water brought out harbourside notes with drying kelp, dried fish, and rock
pools; less of an impact to taste but very refreshing nonetheless. This
distillery was completely rebuilt in 1972.
Drinking Tip: When you want to THINK of a long walk along