4.358 Salt-baked viking


A delicately salty nose made us think of pure ozone, coastal wildflowers, trampled greenery, beach pebbles and bath salts, alongside wee notes of angelica root and sooty coal hearths. Some water brought notes of fennel seed, ashy goat’s cheese, white mushrooms and sandalwood. The palate was similarly focused on saline purity, with distant threads of peat smoke, lanolin, pan-seared mackerel and briny olives. Reduction bought some shy exotic fruits, ginger beer, umami paste and seaweed crackers, with a preserved lemon bobbing about in the aftertaste. At seven years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.

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