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The nose was a maritime meander – waxed jackets by the seafood shack, beach bonfire burnt sticks and trawlers in the harbour – also coal-tar shampoo and one panellist got tea-tree, eucalyptus and mescal. The palate, notwithstanding Bakewell tarts and blackcurrant sweets, had powerful brush-strokes of smoke, ash and tar, burnt cork and salted liquorice – enough to satisfy the socks off any peat-freak. The reduced nose – oysters on a ferry, lemon bonbons, lavender, putty and Bovril. The palate now rewarded us with moist gingerbread, clove and salted pretzels – a night-cap dram to evoke ‘the tangle o’ the Isles’ and ensure Hebridean dreams.
A sweet, smoky and slightly medicinal spirity note right at the start which then developed into seaweed, barbecued crayfish in a garlic and herb butter as well as Scotch pancakes with smoked bacon and maple syrup. An intensely sweet and smoky sensation on the palate, images of ‘licking honey off a burnt twig’ and ‘heavily chargrilled nectarines with a honeycomb mascarpone’. Water released the tempting smell of slow roast pork belly with crispy crackling barbecued over hickory smoked wood chips and the taste complemented, that combination of sweet rich smoked meat, succulent fat and a crisp, salty finish.