RR10 Smugglers’ bacon

$239.00 inc. GST

6 in stock

Strictly limited to ONE bottle per Member until Sunday 30 June (while stocks last).


Distillery 10 is going through something of a peat resurgence with whisky lovers around the world discovering how good both our single casks are, and how good their spirit is, especially when it shines in great sherry casks. This Heavily Peated ‘Staoisha’ Rare Release for Fèis Ìle 2024 is exclusive to members of the SMWS, and was matured in a combination of ex-PX and ex-bourbon casks, and drinks like a sherried glass of thick-cut bacon on Islay steroids. A marvellous main release for Fèis this year, celebrate the flavour and festivities of Islay with the SMWS!

In the coastal cave the smugglers hid among a hoard of smoked peanut brittle, brunswick ham and sweet pimento peppers. Carefully opening a packet of bacon crisps to sprinkle over their pea and ham soup, they had to be careful not to make too much noise. They quietly cracked open a few smoked German beers and waited. After a drop of water they could spy the old canvas sails of the smuggling lugger, and smell the barrels of fennel, caraway and coriander seeds that were stashed on board. Reunited with their fellow bootleggers it was time to celebrate with smoked salami, Arbroath smokies and luscious goat’s cheese rolled in ash and apricots.

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