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Code 149 for 2024 Festival

Release Date 2024.5.10
Age 8 Years
Dist 2015
Cask 1st Fill Barrel / Bourbon
Region Highland
Out-turn 1764
Alc 62.4%

TITLE: Furtive gherkin / ひそかなきゅうり


The Panel were immediately plunged into scrubbing an old barbecue grill. But on the side were lemons, buttery samphire, tangy pickles and chutney, and crackers with sea salt and black pepper. We also got whiffs of smoked ham and a summery coastal tang. Reduction brought out delicate threads of smoke, distant beach bonfire embers, engine oil and kippers smashed on to toasted brioche. When neat, the palate was sweetly lemony and smoky, with fish pâté, pickled cornichons, charred fennel, jalapeños in brine and clam broth. Water added layers of texture and thickness in the mouth, while bringing out gristy porridge notes, and other elements including lavender honey and a gherkin lurking in a dirty martini.

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