Bottle - Cask # 3.248, Like a hot coal in the mouth
Cask No. 3.248, Like a hot coal in the mouth
3.248
Like a hot coal in the mouth
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Cask No. 3.248 Peated

Like a hot coal in the mouth

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The nose was richly sweet (figs, sherry, cough syrup, Liquorice Allsorts) – just enough to balance the Islay character of smouldering sticks, pine cones, creosoted wood, nicotine tar, leather and brine. The unreduced  palate was lively and intense peat, tar, ash, sherry and burnt sticks – ‘like putting a hot coal in your mouth’; we also got honey-glazed ham, cinder toffee, salted caramel and smoked chocolate. The reduced nose had salt-encrusted chicken wings, HP sauce and old sea chests. The palate was now rich, deep and treacly – a  harmony of honeyed peat and salty smoked bacon.

 

Age 17 years
Date Distilled September 1997
Cask Type Refill sherry butt
Region Islay
Outturn 594 bottles
ABV 57.7 %