RED SKY AT NIGHT, BARN'S ALIGHT
Cask No. 16.80
The nose wafted scented wood smoke by us (‘Caribbean beach bonfire’) polished furniture, soft leather, marmalade on toast, toffee, cedar and carbolic. The palate also boasted wood smoke (and ash) tar and charred orange peel; one panellist was sinking into a leather armchair by a log fire, while another was at the Chelsea Flower Show (lavender and violets, I guess). The reduced nose was pretty straightforward – rosemary pot-pourri, herbal tea and fresh linen; while the palate (nice viscous textures) combined iced gems and lavender soap with Islay cottage peat fires and a juicy, citric and floral finish. From Islay’s oldest distillery.
|Date Distilled||December 1987|
|Cask Type||Second fill sherry butt|