Bottle - Cask # 33.111, Gentle Giant
Cask No. 33.111, Gentle Giant
33.111
Gentle Giant
9

⇐ Back to Bottle Archive

Cask No. 33.111 Heavily peated

Gentle Giant

sold out

Although this was an initial blast of peat smoke, smoked bacon, vegetable oil, brine (from hot dogs) it was sweet and delicate. There was toffee dust (the stuff you find at the bottom of a big jar from the sweet shop), white bonbons, all interlaced with a mineral character. Big, salty, smoky, and earthy to taste but a delicate perfumed herbal note gave the impression of lightness. Water stabilised this gentle impression; now it was nutty, grassy, herbal and more perfumed although the smoky bacon was still there. Liquorice, walnuts, pine resin and salty ash were added to the palate.

Age 9 years
Cask Type 1st fill barrel
Region Islay
Outturn 229 bottles
ABV 57.6 %