A 20-year-old single cask from an undisclosed distillery from the Isle of Orkney, bottled by Single Malts of Scotland.
There are two possible distilleries from which this whisky could possibly have been sourced. One of them is Highland Park; renowned for the Orcadian peat that is heavily applied to barley that makes up 20% of each mash. The result of this is a whisky imbued with a gentle, fragrant, heathery smoke.
Single Malts of Scotland is the premium range from Elixir Distillers, the team behind other bottling labels like Elements of Islay and Port Askaig. Released since 2002, they release whiskies from all over Scotland in single cask and also the Reserve Casks batches.
Official tasting notes from the bottler:
Nose: Sea spray on the air blends with a whiff of hay and heather in the background. Toasted, yeasty fruit bread is spread with chilli-infused honey.
Palate: A selection of toasted soda bread, well-fired bread rolls, teacakes and crumpets are offered alongside dishes of honey, chilli-dippingoil and pâtés. All finished off with a cup of white tea and a slice of treacle tart.
Finish: Lemon-and-honey lozenges make for a pleasant end to the dram.
- Single Malt