RED SKY AT NIGHT, BARN'S ALIGHT
Cask No. 16.80
We start off in a cottage in the morning clearing out the peat fire and end up in a Rugby changing room with medicinal aromas like camphor muscle oil and deep heat rub. The initial taste is hot and smoky - just like having relit the peat fire for breakfast with the smell of hot chocolate and sweet Oolong Tea filling the room. Adding water gives the impression of dousing an open peat fire with some tarry and earthy notes coming to the fore. In the taste, sweet like a Russian caramel; a toffee with a soft chewy centre dipped in dark chocolate. The finish, from the oldest working distillery on Islay, leaves you with a lingering smoky and slightly peppery aftertaste.
|Date Distilled||September 1997|
|Cask Type||Refill sherry butt|