$850.00 inc. GST
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An Islay distillery that needs no introduction. Seeing an age statement from distillery 29 is becoming increasingly uncommon, let alone a 25 year old single cask statement in the Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits profile. Well before Beam/Suntory, well before Quarter Cask, and around the same time as Prince Charles gave the distillery his Royal Warrant, this was distilled. A piece of Islay history soaked in umami and mystery. Limit of one bottle per member.
A stunning nose greeted us, full of elegant and subtle aromas of newspaper ink, smoked sea salt, seaweed broth, umami paste, green olives, white pepper and passionflower. Further wee touches of lemon peel, Earl Grey tea, lighter fluid, fennel seed and rosewater. Elegant, classical and totally gorgeous. A little water revealed petrol, dried wildflowers, smoked citrus fruits, canvass, sardines in olive oil, sourdough starter, root beer sweets, horseradish and a warming, peppery waxiness. In the mouth this one opened on crystallised fruits, pink grapefruit, smoked thyme, dried herbs, melon cordial, dried papaya, toasted sunflower seeds, smoked olive oil, fragrant peat smoke and herbal-infused medicines. Reduction brought seawater, black pepper, wafts of pure kiln smoke, anthracite embers, grilled scallops with lemon juice, squid ink, sandalwood and Marmite on brown bread. A remarkable whisky, reminiscent of old times for this great distillery and well-suited to midnight rumination.