Bottle - Cask # 29.257
Cask No. 29.257, OUT OF LEFT FIELD

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Cask No. 29.257 Lightly peated

OUT OF LEFT FIELD

$514.99

This one is really out of left field – unexpected and unusual but we all gave it thumbs up. The nose has fruity perfumes riding a tame wave of clean smoke – tar on a raspberry bush, fruity hookahs, salted blackcurrant, crab claws with grapefruit, waxed lemons and melissa – oh, and hospital corridors.

The palate is a sharp, citric smoke bomb; the usual soot, tar, ash and liquorice co-existing with astringent fruits – salty lemon, passion fruit, crab apples and blackcurrant; something slightly mentholic and medicinal, and then a seriously dry finish of ginger, wasabi, leather, humbugs and liquorice. Single cask samples do not always conform to the template. After 19 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky to an Oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

 

Age 21
Date Distilled 26 November 1996
Initial Cask Type Ex-bourbon hogshead
Final Cask Type 1st fill Oloroso hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 175 bottles
ABV 45.8 %