Bottle - Cask # 3.308
Cask No. 3.308, A maritime meander

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Cask No. 3.308 Peated

A maritime meander

Alberta: sold out
British Columbia: $247.21

2018 ISLAY FESTIVAL BOTTLING

The nose was a maritime meander – waxed jackets by the seafood shack, beach bonfire burnt sticks and trawlers in the harbour – also coal-tar shampoo and one panellist got tea-tree, eucalyptus and mescal. The palate, notwithstanding Bakewell tarts and blackcurrant sweets, had powerful brush-strokes of smoke, ash and tar, burnt cork and salted liquorice – enough to satisfy the socks off any peat-freak.

The reduced nose – oysters on a ferry, lemon bonbons, lavender, putty and Bovril. The palate now rewarded us with moist gingerbread, clove and salted pretzels – a night-cap dram to evoke ‘the tangle o’ the Isles’ and ensure Hebridean dreams.

 

Age 13 years
Date Distilled 16 February 2004
Cask Type 2nd fill ex-bourbon hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 258 bottles
ABV 57.9 %