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Age 10 Years
Dist 2010
Cask 2nd Fill Barrel / Bourbon
Region Islay
Out-turn 92
Alc 58.7%

TITLE: Atlantic spray and bonfire sparks / 大西洋のスプレーと焚き火の火花


The initial nose evoked smoked ham in a fireside cast iron pan, or a confectionery stall at the end of the pier – the medicinal peat working like Prozac. The neat palate was sweet but with masculine heft – tar, liquorice, treacle toffee and fried seaweed with chilli: then apple and celeriac salad served on a steam train. The reduced nose suggested a bonfire of wooden fish boxes on a rocky headland – wild Atlantic spray mingling with the sparks. The palate however, was sweeter – smoked fish, green fruits and chocolate sauce on ice-cream, but with burnt wood, smoke and ash on the finish.

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