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This 8 year old from a Highland distillery was matured in a 1st fill barrel and comes in at 60.5%.
Flavour profile: Spicy & dry
Distilled on: 21 May 2012
Outturn: 198 bottles750 ml Low Stock
SMWS Tasting Panel's tasting note: "A surprisingly rich and emphatically dense aroma full of putty, clay, soot, wood embers, chalk dusters, heather flowers, old ink wells and malt extract. Wonderfully full and showing maturity beyond its years. With water we found old copper kettles, grass, nettle tea, rosehip, white rice miso and plain pistachios. Notes of lemon vitamin tablets in soda water and crushed oatcakes.
The neat palate was wonderfully full in texture and elegantly drying. White stout ales mixed with butter biscuits, hibiscus, wintergreen, grassy olive oil and things like putty, wax jacket grease and mustard powder. Reduction brought Earl Grey tea, rich heather ales, hot cross buns, hard cinnamon candies, bitter herbs, aniseed and tasted fennel seed."
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