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FLAMINGOS SMOKING PIPE TOBACCO
This 12 year old from Islay comes in at 60.2%; it spent 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a 1st fill red wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation.
Flavour profile: Heavily peated.
Outturn: 243 bottles.
Panel's tasting note: "A beautifully pink hue introduced aromas of salty sea air and sea shells as the sweet reek from burning peat wafted over barley. Fresh seaweed provided a mineralic edge that merged with sour cherries and morphed into cranberries on the palate, with a glass of port. Big and chewy chunks of charcoal rolled with tar and chimney soot before vanilla ice cream introduced wonderful textures.
Water on the smouldering ash unleashed more bellowing clouds of smoke but this time from sweetly scented pipe tobacco. Burning gorse and kelp combined with smoked ham as more medicinal notes of antiseptic cream and cough sweets united. Finally plum and gooseberry tarts brought a sweetness to the finish alongside liquorice and heat rub. After spending 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill red wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation."
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