Bottle - Cask # 23.73, The Vital Spark's engine room
Cask No. 23.73, The Vital Spark's engine room
The Vital Spark's engine room

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Cask No. 23.73 Oily & coastal

The Vital Spark's engine room

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Mineralic and nose-drying (a dry beach), then scents of mouthwash, bandages, antiseptic cream which increase in strength until they become a full-blown  First Aid kit, while at the same time becoming sweeter, like salt-water taffy. The taste, straight, is very dry after a sweet and salty start, with a spicy finish. Water introduces a grubby, old-fashioned  engine room (maritime, with exhaust fumes). ‘Hard salt Swedish liquorice’ was also noted. The taste is now lightly sweet and salty, with a whiff of holy smoke. From the distillery which brought us ‘Yellow Submarine’.

Age 11
Date Distilled July 2002
Cask Type Refill barrel
Region Islay
Outturn 249 bottles
ABV 61.5 %

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