This holds the accolade of being the first independently bottled whisky from the distillery, and even now is one of a small handful that has been released. A young distillery, this whisky shows surprising maturity and complexity while keeping its fresh and fruity character – a triumph.
Core FlavourSherbert lemons and coal scuttles
Cask detailsA single bourbon hogshead.
NoseCrisp and fruity, with sour apples, sherbert lemons and sweet grain. Behind that are layers of smoke and minerality: coal dust, damp wood smoke and singed lemon zest.
PalateThick and oily in texture, with intense citrus, pine and smoke. Menthol notes develop, along with gravelly minerality and pungent peatiness.
FinishLong and zesty, with orange peel, sherbet and crushed green leaves.
Oily. Very sweet and smooth. So surprising for a high strength ! “Pastilles du mineur” (tar and liquorice cough lozenges). A slight cardboard note.
Young but already with such balance. Recommended stuff.