L O C H L O M O N D ( C R O F T E N G E A )
Highland single malt
Cask # 266
2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead
Distilled February 2005
18 years old
50.6% / 70cl
Colour: Pilsner gold
Nose: A funky combination of
pine resin covered onion ring
crisps (the maize snack sort) give
way to chestnut honey and citrus
zest. It’s a curious one we admit,
but insists that you take a sip.
Palate: Rich in texture, the palate
reminds you of the honey found
in the nose but also brings cocoa
powder to even out the sweetness.
Further investigation brings an
Italian antipasti of olive oil,
Salame Napoli and fresh
sourdough bread. Only then does
the smoke reveal itself, gently
unfurling on the tongue.
Finish: After our grazing feast,
the finish is meaty and lasting.
The final throws bring back some
of the olive oil but this time with
cracked black pepper in the end.