Although we cannot name this distillery, this example will quickly bring back memories if you have visited, and fire the imagination if you haven’t.
Pale gold in colour, from a refill American hogshead, this has a wonderful beading – big and long lasting. The nose is all about “dirty fragrance”. Bog myrtle, out on the moor, sea tangle and then lollipops. The initial peat and exhaust smoke is soon replaced by sweetness while the addition of water heightens the senses and brings out bath salts. On the palate, a lovely thick mouthfeel, much sweeter than expected with a lingering peaty smoke and kick of chilli pepper in the finish.
An outdoor whisky to be savoured indoors.