A familiar but always beautiful aroma that we agreed now seems very specific to these stocks. Clear impressions of distant, aromatic seashores and coastlines. Along with gauze, lemon peel, lanolin, steel wool and oily tool box rags. Some flints and coal scuttles too. Water brought out fresh sandalwood, green olives, beach sand and hints of peppermint and pickling brine. The palate was surprisingly big: full of thick, briny and oily peat. Also soft medicines, herbal extracts and smoked olive oil. Reduction brought ginger wine, seawater, aniseed, pasta water and thick heathery peat. At 7 years of age we combined selected casks from this distillery. We then returned that single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further – this is one of those casks. Originally from bourbon hogsheads, married in this 1st fill barrel.