Apart from plum, dark cherry and smoky ribs on beach barbecues – this nose was all leather and wood – the interior of a new Maserati, polishing rifles in log cabins – one panellist imagined cedar ball-gags and Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ boots. The taste also held plenty of wood – ‘trees growing in clovefields’, bamboo shoots – and ‘a baseball bat in the mouth’; besides that – tar, dry smoke, toffee and chicory coffee – fantastic intensity! The reduced nose elicited comments about bagpipe bladders, Bovril and old pipe stems. The palate developed Biltong, pecan brittle, hickory chips, treacle and chocolate. From Kennethmont’s 1899 distillery.