RED SKY AT NIGHT, BARN'S ALIGHT
Cask No. 16.80
The nose wafted caramel popcorn and golden syrup, then deepened to sauna wood, burnt twigs dipped in honey, toasted marshmallows and dried seaweed. The palate suggested a bonfire of driftwood and peat, tatties roasted in the embers (with sour cream and chives), burnt sage leaves and a hint of neoprene – sweet, oily and dirty – yahoo!
With water, the nose gave us honeycomb in a seaside cave, cured ham, olives in brine and swinging in a burlap hammock between two walnut trees. The taste was now a wow! – tar, liquorice, smoke and iodine, orange, leather, teriyaki tuna and balsamic cooked chestnuts.
|Date Distilled||2 July 2013|
|Cask Type||Refill re-charred hogshead|