Bottle - Cask # 4.166, Impressions of an Orkney landscape
Cask No. 4.166, Impressions of an Orkney landscape
4.166
Impressions of an Orkney landscape
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Cask No. 4.166 Lightly peated

Impressions of an Orkney landscape

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The nose delivered bread toasted on an open fire (brass toasting fork, maybe marmalade) well-fired morning rolls, burnt heather, smoke and embers – we also got light Orcadian peat and maritime notes, rice crispy squares and marshmallows. The palate was BIG – light smoke balanced by sweetness; toasted marshmallows, honey-roasted ham with wholegrain mustard, cinnamon spice and oatcakes. The reduced nose evoked the sea – a tall sailing ship by a rocky coast beyond which breathed heathery perfume. The palate had developed positive tensions between sweetness, mustard and Victory V heat and a boat chandlery. A dram that conveys impressions of its landscape.

Age 20 years
Date Distilled May 1991
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Highland Island
Outturn 243 bottles
ABV 54.2 %