Bottle - Cask # 53.194, A CalMac ferry dram
Cask No. 53.194, A CalMac ferry dram
A CalMac ferry dram

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Cask No. 53.194 Heavily peated

A CalMac ferry dram

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The nose gave us fruit salad chews, sherbet lemons, blackberries, lime and oysters, but mainly it was smoke, melting tar, brine, Germolene, coal-tar soap, seaweed, cigar ash, rubber tires and exhaust fumes (like a CalMac ferry). The palate delivered loads of ash, soot and sweet smoke – chili-roasted nuts and a charcoal barbecue with smoked mackerel and charred prawns. The reduced nose offered first aid boxes, canvas, burnt mackerel skin and something earthy (terracotta plant pots, grow-bags). The taste was sweeter – peanut M&Ms and candy-coated fennel seeds – a fine sweet-salty balance with lots of heat, from the biggest distillery on Islay.

Age 17 years
Date Distilled August 1995
Cask Type Refill sherry butt
Region Islay
Outturn 605 bottles
ABV 60.1 %

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