Bottle - Cask # 3.159, Tic-tacs and tar-mac
Cask No. 3.159, Tic-tacs and tar-mac
3.159
Tic-tacs and tar-mac
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Cask No. 3.159 Lightly peated

Tic-tacs and tar-mac

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The first nose wave had PVA glue, waxed paper and soor plooms; the second wave a tsunami of liquorice, tar, burnt heather and the string from Arbroath smokies or kabanos. The unreduced palate had sweet toasted lavender, scorched heather, tarry ropes and Imperial Leather, with a fine, long-lasting impact. The reduced nose delivered Fry’s orange cream by a scalextric track; one panellist was working on his bicycle – brake pads, inner tubes and the tar-mac road. The reduced palate suggested mint humbugs and orange tic-tacs – fabulously sweet with smoky depths – a dram to trigger vivid dreams. The distillery heats a swimming-pool.

Age 20 years
Date Distilled September 1989
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 237 bottles
ABV 53.8 %