Bottle - Cask # 53.250
Cask No. 53.250, SMOKED SALT ORANGE PEEL

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Cask No. 53.250 Lightly peated

SMOKED SALT ORANGE PEEL

$191.99

Introduced by a salty twang the nose discovered rich oils from sardines and mackerel as they sizzled in a pan of melted salted butter until it smoked and blackened in the heat. Burning heather produced a perfumed smog that echoed shades of oily orange skin and the sticky gloss of glacé cherries.

The palate evolved this sweeter strategy into honey and currants, perhaps taking in a barbecued glaze before diving head-first into a tin of smoked fruit salad. Ever-present waves of delicate floral perfume weaved around fresh fennel and sticky liquorice that merged into tar covered ropes on a finish that returned to salt and sweet smoke.

Age 11 years
Date Distilled 18 July 2006
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 292 bottles
ABV 58.4 %