RED SKY AT NIGHT, BARN'S ALIGHT
Cask No. 16.80
The nose was savoury (lamb, gammon, smoked sausage) with definite tobacco (Players Navy Cut), peanut M&M’s, Stollen, banana loaf, raisins, cumin and jasmine. The taste suggested a sea-soaked collie being hair-dried! We also found roasted, salted peanut shells, vanilla, big smoke (smoked mussels?), nettles and ginger cake. The reduced nose evoked hurricane lamps in a loft, while the previous savoury experience became black pudding, haggis and soy sauce. At last, some sweetness came to the palate (candy floss in a fairground, peaches in syrup) along with gunpowder, fruit tea, geraniums and laurel flowers. The distillery produces Prince Charles’ favourite dram.
|Date Distilled||November 1989|
|Cask Type||Refill ex-sherry butt|