AN ORKNEY DISTILLERY
2005 ULTRAS EDITION
17 years old
Drawn from a single Hogshead
Orkney sits outside of the five major whisky producing regions of Scotland and is home to just two distilleries.
This release from one of those distilleries has been matured in a single hogshead for 17 years before being bottled at natural cask strength.
NOSE: Immediately coastal with hewn rocks, sea breeze and prominent heathery peat smoke. Vegetal notes of leaf mulch, clay and putty follow, supported by sweeter aromas of honey and cooking apples.
PALATE: An oily mouthfeel delivers a fulsome island smoke consisting of bonfire ash, sack cloth, preserved lemon, hillside flowers and limestone cliffs.
FINISH: Lingering heather-imbued smoke, herbal teas and coastal minerality.