Bottle - Cask # 53.401
Cask No. 53.401, OYSTER KARATE

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Cask No. 53.401 Peated


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On first impressions we felt this was a textbook, perfectly chiselled, sharp, citrus-accented example of this make. Pure peat smoke, sea salt crystals and raw lemon juice on an oyster. With water we found dried herbs such as sage, marjoram and oregano, then smoked sea salt, kelp and black olive bread.

The palate was oilier and heavier than anticipated on the nose. Big fat notes of farmyard, medical embrocations, pickling brine, malt vinegar and smoked olive oil. With reduction came smoked limoncello, citronella waxes, petrol, bacon fat and spicy umami broths. We also found boiler fumes, TCP and natural tar extracts. Superb!


Age 10 years
Date Distilled 27 April 2011
Cask Type Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 232 bottles
ABV 57.4 %