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CASK NO. 59.73

Discombobulation at 40ppm

  • ABV 55.8%
  • Age 12 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 11/1/2011
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
  • REGION Highland
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Tasting Notes

A really surprising nose! We double checked the sample bottle and even emailed Euan to be sure we had the right cask sample. This was just brimming with clean, sharp and brittle peat smoke, along with crushed sea shells, medicines, bandages, tinctures of iodine and wood ashes. Surely we were on Islay? With water we got cullen skink with dookers of salt 'n' vinegar crisps, plus refreshing seaside botanics, squid ink and anthracite soot. The neat palate was similarly sooty, oily, gently but firmly peaty, and showed lovely refreshing notes of lemon juice and pickled gherkins. With water it got deeper, drier and earthier with its peat flavours, becoming pepperier and more warming and organic in style. The finish was tangy, slightly fishy and salty, with capers in brine and olive juices. This was superb and totally surprising! Euan never replied to the email though!

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