This is the second batch of this expression and is one of the small number of octave casks to be bottled following careful selection from Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, composed of Glenglassaugh peated malt matured in Bourbon, Port and Oloroso Sherry Cask Octaves. The smaller casks allow for greater interaction between the wood and spirit, taking in the rich minerals of the Glassaugh spring and the fresh, North Sea air that permeates our coastal warehouses. The result is an expression with a harmonious marriage of sweet notes and fruit with savoury smoke, spiced by the sea. Bottled at 44% ABV, non chill filtered and natural in colour.
The colour is a bright honey gold. On the nose this is an intriguing balance of sweetness and savoury smoke, spiced by the sea. Salted caramel shortbread gives way to chilli chocolate and burning driftwood, as smoked fish and smooth mango waft through sea air. On the palate it is full of apricot, ginger and mango salsa, becoming smoky bacon and paprika spiced yellow plum, layered with barbecue smoked maple wood. Rounded up with a fininish giving you roasted nuts and spiced fruit, as lingering wood smoke carries into the salted maple syrup finish.