Smags noter af distillery manager Stuart Thomson.
Nose: A heavy and lively mix of aromatics, this single cask
reveals an amazing balance of rich savoury and sweet flavours, setting an
expectation of depth and intensity. At full strength, the aroma is initially
rich and raisiny with hints of fruit cake and coffee. Then rich beefy savoury
flavours emerge wtih black olives, smoky bacon a hint of salami and rich peat
oil in the background.
With water: The aroma increases in aromatic oils
revealing layers of lemon and lavender oil and aniseed. Beneath the oils, a soft
creaminess is discovered with hints of peat and lemoncurd, reminiscent of eating
a lemon meringue pie with a mountful of simmering cappucino coffee with cacoa
powder on top.
Taste: The mouth-feel is smooth and exceptionally oily and
chewy with a lightly mounth-coating effeect.
The taste is rich, sumptuous and
full-flavoured revealing a beguiling mix of lemon oil and barley sugar
intermingled with walnuts, treacle and dates. There is a big smoky middle which
brings bourbon biscuits, cocoa and the flavour of coffee cake.
Finish: Long and intriguing with lemon curd, olives and