DISTILLERY 149 RARE RELEASE: FURTIVE GHERKIN

Age8 years
Distilled11 September 2015
Cask1st Fill ex-Bourbon Barrels
RegionHighland
Outturn1764 bottles
ABV62.4%
Content70cl
Allergensnone
Additivesnone
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Stock: 36 products in stock
CHF 116.00

Description

In celebration of the Highland Whisky Festial 2024

The Panel were immediately plunged into scrubbing an old barbecue grill. But on the side were lemons, buttery samphire, tangy pickles and chutney, and crackers with sea salt and black pepper. We also got whiffs of smoked ham and a summery coastal tang. Reduction brought out delicate threads of smoke, distant beach bonfire embers, engine oil and kippers smashed on to toasted brioche. When neat, the palate was sweetly lemony and smoky, with fish pâté, pickled cornichons, charred fennel, jalapeños in brine and clam broth. Water added layers of texture and thickness in the mouth, while bringing out gristy porridge notes, and other elements including lavender honey and a gherkin lurking in a dirty martini.