53.369 Fish liquorice (Islay Festival)

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53.369 Fish liquorice (Islay Festival)

$215.00 inc. GST

8 in stock


A funky and ‘sit up straight’ kind of nose greeted us initially. Butter icing on a peat log, poster paints and some kind of smoked fig syrup. Rosemary leaves singed on a barbecue, candied orange segments, iodine drops and lots of elegant pipe smoke. With water we found dark chocolate and an abundance of salted caramel sauce. Then chipotle, mouthwash, barbecued meats, burnt ends and tamarind paste. The palate was full of liqueur chocolates, malt extract, smoked eucalyptus, hoisin sauce, damp floral smoke and bags of hot pepper and spice. Reduction brought deeper and earthier tones; softer spices, aniseed balls, Pontefract liquorice cake, Fisherman’s Friends, garam masala, sumac and the waft of a petrol forecourt. Matured for seven years in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a first fill STR barrique.

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