THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
Cask No. 44.149
A wolf whistle and ‘hello sailor’ was all we could muster at this muscle man of a dram from Orkney. Rustic, grizzly and animalistic, he swept us up with his robust arms and carried us past barges and oil rigs to rural lavender heather pastures. What a greeting! Thick burnt condensed coconut syrup, PX sherry, Dundee marmalade, honey glazed smoked pork buns and Demerara sugar were all unashamedly present. Smouldering and rich on the palate, our dream man presented chewy burnt toffee, Russian caramels, orange treacle and sweet dark chocolate. Water brought out a sweeter side to him: coffee liqueur, sweet molasses and dried pineapple, all with a dusting of coco powder. But don’t be fooled by this softness: scorched and decadent, our palates were left with a thick, chewy finish of sherry infused raisins and dry Brazil nut skins. He knows how to treat a lady.
|Date Distilled||April 1997|
|Cask Type||Refill sherry butt|