Bottle - Cask # 3.210, Sooty and sweet
Cask No. 3.210, Sooty and sweet
Sooty and sweet

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Cask No. 3.210 Peated

Sooty and sweet

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The first impression is ‘sooty’: a ‘well-fired roll with melted butter and cremated bacon and smoked black pudding’; later, tide-line tar, sea-shells, beach pebbles and plastic rope, and with a dash of water (don’t add too much) coal dust and uncooked cabbage. The taste is sweet and very smoky, with some liquorice and coal dust at full strength and mixed herbs with lime marmalade and a trace of blackcurrant at reduced strength. A most unusual colour - although this distillery famously bottled some ‘Black’ expressions from 1964 which now fetch around £1,600 at auction; the original retail price was £100.

Age 17
Date Distilled May 1996
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 224 bottles
ABV 58.9 %