ABV: 58.3% Bottle Size: 750ml
Official SMWS Panel Tasting Notes:
The nose evoked eating bacon-flavoured crisps on the beach with distant bonfire smoke – until the tide washed the bonfire away. On the palate, that smoke was joined by sweet heat (chili langoustines), birch sap, cinders and a mineral lick of salt and pumice.
The reduced nose seemed like a cocktail of ash and brine, with a hint of oily mackerel eaten from old newspapers next to a burning oil drum (contents of which included Arbroath Smokie’s tails and strings and branches of sea buckthorn). The palate turned sweeter; we identified rhubarb crumble with cinnamon and raisins and a slightly burnt pecan pie.