Orkney 14 Year Old, by Single Malts of Scotland
A single cask release from an unnamed Orkney distillery, bottled at 60.4% ABV and limited to 303 bottles.
NOSE: Blooming heather, saltwater taffy, and candied cherries combine for an aromatic experience. A dash of spice appears with ginger cake, followed by some very subtle, floral wisps of smoke.
PALATE: Rose macarons are layered with lemon peel and date syrup.
The smoke is almost fruity – like barbecued peaches and grilled sweet peppers.
FINISH: Wild parsley and wood chips merge into aniseed balls and a smattering of white pepper, all rounded off by ripe mission figs.