Undisclosed Islay 7, 1st release, 2007 distillate, Bourbon Hogshead - ARCHIVED

This cask bottling, distilled in August 2007, spent seven years maturing in a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead.  It was bottled at cask strength in December of 2014 at 56.7% ABV.  Cask #613 yielded 280 bottles.

Our tasting notes are as follows:

Color: White tea

Nose: Opens with green banana fruitiness but peat smoke, cracked pepper, and barbecued spare rib notes come in right behind, ashy yet malty will a coastal freshness reminiscent of our dearly departed 6yo Laphroaig

Palate: Silky entry with sweet smoke, damp earth, and sea salt but there's a light fruitiness, too, with black peppercorns freshly cracked over sliced green apples. A wave of coal dust leads the transition into the finish

Finish: Drying bluestone finish with coal dust, sea salt and lingering peat

On the label: Ashy and meaty with a dirty coal dust note, this pungent Islay single malt has a drying finish with sea salt and lingering peat

This classic distillery located on Islay's rugged south shore is responsible for producing one of the most well respected single malts in the world. Independently bottled single casks are extremely rare and sought after by whisky drinkers and collectors alike. We are very excited to offer this bottling to the cherished members of Single Cask Nation.

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