Bottle - Cask # 53.254
Cask No. 53.254, FRENCH FLAIR

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Cask No. 53.254 Lightly peated

FRENCH FLAIR

$193.99

The aroma had an immediate calming effect for all of us, like marjoram essential oil - slightly warming, citric, herbaceous and woody with sweet scented pine needles. On the palate neat it’s like a ‘croque monsieur’ - boiled ham in brown grilled bread topped with grated cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked in an oven.

With a little dilution we get lightly peat-smoked marshmallows as well as sweet lavender and rose water on the nose, whilst the taste is now very delicate, smooth and creamy like lightly oak-smoked goat’s cheese or a bacon, brie and red onion baguette.

Age 11 years
Date Distilled 18 July 2006
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 270 bottles
ABV 57.1 %