[56.2%・12 Years Old・Ralfy.com Bottling・Cask No. 0941・Single Cask Release of 233 Bottles]
From the get go there is this mouth-salivating smoked thick cut bacon note that is just fantastic. It’s quite salty, squid ink linguine and a meatiness that is propped up by the Sherry. In the meantime a touch of maple syrup elevates the malty component. The dirty smoke continues to grow and in time the raisins arrive to hug things in.
Palate & Finish:
Excellent mouthfeel, optimal thickness. Bonito flakes with a hint of old soy sauce, maple syrup cured bacon with a generous dose of raisins as the peat sinks in. Blackcurrants and blackberries follow on to run parallel with the peat, and the follow through is casually complimented by a fine layer of caramel..
The confectionery note and the peat continue to swirl together. More dark chocolate and some dried raisins arriving but still retaining that smoothness..
What a cracking dram, stylistically fascinating and perhaps even boundaries pushing with how well the saltiness is conveyed, this is bloody fantastic..
☆☆ [Highly Recommended]